The Dual Degree Program in Sociology (UMES) and Social Work (SU) has as its objective to prepare graduates for entry level professional social work positions, state social work licensure, and graduate education in social work. The program is made possible through the shared resources of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) and Salisbury University (SU). UMES students can earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work (BASW) from SU and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from UMES. The program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education through SU.
The program can be completed in 120 credit hours. Included in the 120 semester hours are a minimum of 22 hours of required sociology courses and 15 hours of sociology electives. A minimum grade of “C” must be achieved in these courses by the fall of the Junior Year. The student must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA, a 2.5 in the sociology courses and a 2.7 in social work courses. Students should have completed the following courses:
To become a Social Work major is a three-step process. The first step occurs at the University level where a student may indicate “sociology/social work” as a desired major at the time of admission to the University as part of the admissions process, or by completing a “Change of Major” form and filing the form with the Office of the Registrar sometime after the initial admission and registration.
The second step occurs during the spring of the sophomore year. Students interested in the Dual Degree must first be admitted to SU. During the spring of the sophomore year, students complete an online Application for Admission to SU. The fee for the application is waived. Students will become dually enrolled in both UMES and SU.
The third step occurs at the Salisbury University departmental level during the fall of the junior year. All students are required to complete an Application to Major in Social Work which is reviewed by the Social Work Department Admission Committee.
In order to be accepted in the Social Work major, students must have a 2.5 overall GPA and a 2.7 Social Work GPA. The Social Work GPA will include the following courses; MATH 102 1, PSYC 100 , SOCI 101 , SOCI 222 , SOCI 223 , SOCI 303 , SOWK 2002, SOWK 3002 and SOWK 3022.
1MATH 102 must completed with a grade of C or better.
2This SOWK course is taught by Salisbury University. Students must enroll in this course through the Inter-Institutional Enrollment Process. See advisor for details.