Opportunities with University Honors College

University Honors College

The BASW Program now offers two new options, a Joint Degree and an Honors Distinction, both in partnership with the University Honors College (UHC). These two options are in addition to the existing Bachelor of Philosophy (BPhil) option.  

Joint Degree: 3.25 

Pitt Honors Joint Degree Program: This program offers participating students the opportunity to complete a sequence of UHC-designated courses, and an Honors designation on a student’s diploma, jointly awarded from the BASW and UHC. The joint degree in Social Work creates opportunities for Social Work majors to complete the BASW requirements and to engage in scholarly work towards a more rigorous baccalaureate degree traditionally reserved for the graduate level.

 

  • Program requirements:
  • Minimum GPA: 3.25 
  • 18 credits (6 courses) UHC approved courses
  • 9 credits from our BASW program. All of our honors courses are required*

*The directed study in research SWRES 2023 can be substituted for either Child Welfare SOCWRK 1079 or Intro SOCWRK 1000

Option 1:

  • SOCWRK 1000
  • SOCWRK 1079
  • SOCWRK 1020

Option 2

  • SOCWRK 1000
  • SOCWRK 1020
  • SWRES 2023

Option 3

  • SOCWRK 1079
  • SOCWRK 1020
  • SWRES 2023

9 other honors credits (3 courses)

6 of the 9 credits must satisfy social work co-requisites:

  • Africana Studies (3 crs.)**
  • Anthropology (3 crs.)**
  • Economics (3 crs.)
  • English Composition (3 crs.)
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (GSWS) (3 crs.)** (Any course with a GSWS class attribute)
  • Human Biology (3 crs.)
  • Political Science (3 crs.)**
  • Psychology (3 crs.)**
  • Religion/Spirituality (3 crs.)** (Any course with a Religious Studies class attribute)
  • Sociology (3 crs.)**
  • Statistics (3 crs.)

3 of the 9 credits can be any course with an honors designation

Honors Distinction: 3.25

Honors Distinction: This program offers participating students the opportunity to complete a sequence of UHC-designated courses, recognized by an Honors transcript distinction.

Program requirements:

  • Minimum GPA: 3.25 
  • 9 credits (3 courses) UHC approved courses
  • 3 experiential credits (this is what is being done in the directed honors research study (SWRES 2023), although they don’t have to do the directed study,  we will require them to do the directed research study along with the honors research course.   

We require SOCWRK 1020 Honors Research (under 9 UHC courses)

Option 1

  • SOCWRK 1020
  • Two other Honors Designated Courses (SOCWRK or non-SOCWRK)
  • SWRES 2023 (experiential credits)

Option 2

  • SOCWRK 1020
  • Two other Honors Designated Courses (SOCWRK 1000 and SOCWRK 1079)
  • SWRES 2023 (experiential credits)

Option 3

  • SOCWRK 1020
  • Two other Honors Designated Courses [SOCWRK or non-SOCWRK - co-requisites only (i.e. Psychology, PoliSci)]
  • SWRES 2023 (experiential credits)