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School of Social Welfare

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While Deciding on a Major

Early advising is recommended for students interested in social work. Pre-social-work students (both KU and transfer) are encouraged to attend group advising through the school during each enrollment period.

From Another College

For students who plan to transfer to KU but currently attend another college, advising is available by phone or mail. The school works closely with counselors from all Kansas colleges.

Once Admitted

A member of the school’s faculty is assigned as an adviser to help the student with course selection, career plans, and academic needs. The adviser reviews the student’s academic progress to help ensure that degree requirements are fulfilled. Consult your School of Social Welfare adviser before enrollment each semester.

4 semesters, beginning in the fall semester, are necessary to complete professional social work courses required for the degree.

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