Feb 08, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog

Social Work/Pre-Social Work Transfer to BC, A.A.


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Transfer to Bethany College

Major Code: 167

Note: This articulation transfer agreement allows a student to complete an associate degree at WVNCC and finish their Bachelor’s degree at Bethany College. Individual student factors, part-time or full-time status, scheduling and availability of courses, or other factors may affect the time it will take a particular student to complete all requirements.

The articulation agreements contain very specific requirements which have been agreed upon and approved by the administration and faculty at both institutions. Because of this, petitions for course substitutions will not usually be considered or approved to allow a student to graduate under an articulation agreement program.

Students completing this option will receive an Associate in Arts degree from West Virginia Northern. Upon completing the remaining specified credit hours at Bethany College, they will receive a Bachelor in Social Work (B.S.W.) Degree. In addition to the WVNCC courses, applicants for admission to Bethany’s social work program must meet the following criteria:

  1. Submit a transcript to Bethany College verifying an overall grade point average of 2.0.*
  2. Obtain Bethany College’s Social Work Student Handbook
  3. Submit an application and all related documents to the Social Work Program Director by May 1
  4. Submit at least one recommendation form by a current or past faculty member or employer
  5. Complete and submit a criminal background check
  6. Complete and submit a written personal statement entitled, “Why I Want to be a Social Worker”
  7. Provide proof of completion of a 50-hour service learning experience (the WVNCC Human Services internship will fulfill this requirement)
  8.  Schedule and complete an interview with the Social Work Program Director at Bethany College

In addition to General Education Outcomes, students successfully completing and receiving and A.A. degree under the articulation agreement with Bethany College’s School of Social Work should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history of the “human services/social work” profession and the evolution of its various delivery systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts, theories, and strategies used in social work/ human services and apply basic skills related to general education curriculum requirements for the Social Work A.A. degree.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate a readiness to enter a bachelor degree program with appropriate commitment to attendance, initiative, organization and interest in the profession.

*Although a cumulative GPA of 2.0 meets requirements for graduation at WVNCC, students who do not meet the GPA (or other special) requirements at the transfer institution for admission to this baccalaureate program may not be admitted to the program until they are able to meet those requirements. Students should consult with an advisor at the transfer institution early in their program to check on this, and other requirements for admission to the baccalaureate program.

Important information: If a prospective student has ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor for any reason, State or National credentialing boards, licensing board and agencies, which require criminal background checks on potential employees and students may deny employment or placement in certain settings, even if all academic requirements have been completed. If a student has ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, he/she should contact the appropriate Program Director or Division Chair.

CIP Code: 240199

First Year


Spring Semester (16 Credits)


Second Year


Fall Semester (15/16 Credits)


Spring Semester (14 Credits)


Total Credits (61-62)


* Choose from: MATH 108  or MATH 210 .

** Choose from: HIST 100 , HIST 101 , HIST 110 , or HIST 111  

*** Choose from: ENG 200 , ENG 201 , ENG 210 , ENG 211 ENG 225 , or ENG 226  

NOTEL Bethany College requires a “C” or better in all courses and reserves the right to evaluate whether these WVNCC courses meet all outcomes for equivalent courses in a major. Recommended courses for additional transfer credits include, but are not limited to: CRJ 104 CRJ 110 , CRJ 201 , CRJ 220 , CRJ 225 , CRJ 245 HS 150 , PHIL 200 , PSYC 200 , PSYC 218 .

IMPORTANT GRADUATION INFORMATION: ORNT 090 is a graduation requirement.  See your advisor to determine if you have met this requirement.

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