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BSW Curriculum

Honors Degree Program

The UTA School of Social Work, in conjunction with the Honors College, offers the opportunity to earn an Honors Bachelor of Social Work.

Benefits available to Honors Students

  • Scholarships including the Bridge to Graduate School Fellowship toward funding the MSW
  • Early Registration (provided requirements are submitted by the deadline)
  • Priority field internship placement
  • Personalized attention/Academic Advising with the Director of Undergraduate Programs
  • Faculty/Student Interaction
  • Independent Research
  • Extended Library Privileges/Honors College Reading Room/Study Lounge
  • Computer Access in Honors College
  • Honors College Council
  • Informal Social Gatherings
  • Graduate School Preparation
  • Honors Symposia, Lecture Series and Artistic Presentations


Honors College admission is competitive. Honors candidates must fulfill at least one of the following criteria, as well as submit an essay on a topic that changes monthly:

  • Entering Freshmen: a combined Critical Reading and Math SAT score of 1270; an ACT score of 27; or top ten percent of high school class.
  • Currently enrolled or transfer students: 3.35 G.P.A.

Though you must meet the above criteria, admission is not based solely on grades or scores. The Admissions Committee looks for evidence in the application of strong analytic and imaginative abilities. A strong essay is an important consideration in the admission process.

The online application for admission to Honors College can be accessed at the Honors College website. For additional information, please contact Professor Pamela Johnson, MSW, LCSW Honors Liaison or Dr. Regina T. Praetorius, LMSW-AP, the School of Social Work, Director of Undergraduate Programs.