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Direct Path Program

The Social Work Direct Path program will minimize the time and cost for students who transfer from San Antonio College (SAC) to pursue a bachelor’s degree at ASU.

Direct Path students will transfer into the B.S.W. program seamlessly when they complete following admission requirements in course 2307, Introduction of Social Work:
  • A “C” or better in SWK 2307 (Introduction of Social Work);
  • A completed resume;
  • 20 clock hours of volunteer experience;
  • A personal narrative;
    • Personal Narrative, A personal narrative, no less than five pages, typed in strict adherence to the American Psychological Association’s most current style manual, covering the below content areas. This personal narrative is designed to help the social work faculty evaluate applicants’ writing ability and critical thinking skills.
    1. Your understanding of the social work
    2. Choose at least two of the core values of the social work profession and discuss their importance to you and the social work profession
    3. Why you desire to enter the social work profession
    4. A discussion of three of your personal strengths and three of your personal weaknesses or challenges covering the following points:
      1. how your personal strengths will help you become a professional social worker; and
      2. how you plan to overcome any personal weaknesses or challenges to become a professional social worker; and
      3. Your future goals as a professional (e.g., graduate work in social work, social work employment, social work career path, career-long learning plan, and so forth).

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