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Welcome to the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

We are looking forward to your participation in Rutgers School of Social Work activities and, ultimately, to your contributions as a social work professional.

Orientation for the School is held in September and you can expect to receive additional details about this mandatory event soon.  If you are a New Brunswick student, your social work advisor will be Dr. DuWayne Battle, Director for the Baccalaureate Social Work Program, at If you are a Camden or Mays Landing student, Dr. Sara Plummer is your advisor and can be contacted at You are strongly encouraged to meet with your advisor periodically to assess your progress in the program.
*Please note if you are a transfer student, you must first be admitted into Rutgers University before declaring a social work major.

Academic Requirements for Continued Enrollment in the Social Work Major

In order to maintain continuous enrollment in the major, you must achieve a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA), with no grade lower than a C in all social work core courses. A 2.0 cumulative GPA is required in courses making up the liberal arts foundation. Eligibility for membership in the Phi Alpha Honor Society requires that you achieve a 3.5 GPA.

Field Placement

Field work is an integral part of your social work experience. You will begin planning for your placement during your second semester in the major, and begin field hours in year two. Placement sites frequently require a background check and/or drug screening. Students unable to meet these requirements and secure a field placement may not be able to continue in the social work major.

Next Step: Register For Classes!

Your next step in beginning the social work major is to register for your classes.  Follow these steps to begin registration.  

1. Click on the curriculum sheet below to review your required courses for each semester in the social work major.

New Brunswick, Camden, and Mays Landing Social Work Major Curriculum 

2. Click on the link below to register through Rutgers Web Registration System. You may also build, review and compare schedules using the Course Schedule Planner.  

Rutgers Web Registration System (you will need your NetID and password)

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