Social Work 2+2
Note: The “2+2” term is used to refer to a transfer agreement through which a student completes an Associate degree at WVNCC and finishes a Bachelor’s degree at another institution. Because of individual student factors, part-time or full-time status, need for transitional education coursework, scheduling and availability of courses, or other factors, all students may not be able to complete this degree in two (Associate’s) or four (Bachelor’s) years. The term “2+2” does not imply a guarantee that a student will be able to complete all requirements in four years.
Students completing this option will receive an Associate of Arts degree from West Virginia Northern. Upon completing the specified 69-78 credit hours at Franciscan University of Steubenville, they will receive a Bachelor Degree in Social Work (B.S.W.). Approximately 60 credit hours of the 69-78 credit hours (depending on what math and science courses are taken) will transfer as equivalent courses, with the rest transferring as general electives.
In addition to the WVNCC courses, applicants for admission to FUS need to have an overall grade point average of 2.0 and meet other program admissions requirements of Franciscan University to be eligible under the 2+2 program. Students must also make separate application to the Department of Social Work and fulfill other program admissions requirements.*
Students successfully completing and receiving an A.A. degree under the 2+2 agreement with Franciscan University’s School of Social Work should be able to:
To be considered for acceptance into the Social Work program at FUS, the student must at the end of their sophomore year apply for formal admission into the Social Work program in addition to applying for general admission to FUS. The prospective student must:
*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.
First Year – Fall Semester
First Year – Spring Semester
Second Year – Fall Semester
Second Year – Spring Semester
Total Hours in Program – 60-62
** Choose from: BIO 110, BIO 112, BIO 113, BIO 114, BIO 115, CHEM 108, CHEM 109, PHYS 104 or PHYS 105; Note: FUS requires BIO 114 and BIO 115, so students may choose these courses in lieu of the Associate in Arts core requirements listed in the Academic Programs section.