CCPA Intra-University Transfer (IUT) or Double Degree for Social Work


Thanks for your interest in the College of Community and Public Affair's undergraduate program in social work. Admission to CCPA is selective. Review requirements and pre-requisite courses carefully.

Note: Fulfilling requirements does not guarantee admission.

Application process

  • Applications for IUT or Double Degree (DD) admission must be submitted online via BU BRAIN to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by:
    • March 15 (fall admissions only for BSW)
  • Due to the strictly enforced sequencing of the major, the Department of Social Work recommends applying for an IUT or DD once all admissions requirements are met (see below)
  • Late applications will be considered on a space available basis.
  • Admission decisions are made after current semester grades are available
  • If admitted, your student record will be updated. If your plans have changed and you do not want to accept your IUT or Double Degree, you must notify the Admissions Office within 5 days of your decision to avoid registration problems.

Admission requirements

  • 56-64 credits complete
  • Recommended GPA requirement of 3.0 
  • Prerequisite courses:
    • General Psychology (PSYC 111)
    • Introduction to Statistics (MATH 147)
    • Introduction to Sociology (SOC 100)
    • Human Biology- Introduction to Orgs & Pops Biol (BIOL 117)
    • Introduction to social work practice (SW 300)
  • Strong liberal arts base preferred

Additional materials (after submitting the IUT or DD)

  • Once these items (above) are submitted a representative of the Department of Social Work will reach out to you inviting you to schedule an interview (potential to be individual or group format).


  • Decisions are sent to your Bmail by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in early summer
  • Admitted students must notify the Admissions Office if they do not wish to accept the transfer offer.
  • Students who are not admitted may apply for admission in a future semester

Academic questions?

Before completing the online application via BU BRAIN, it is recommended that students meet with a BSW advisor. To set up an appointment, or for other academic questions, email BSW Advising at