Accelerated Dual-Degree Bachelor‘s/MSW (3+2)

Program Contact:  Catherine Solomon 203-582-5264

The Accelerated Dual-Degree Bachelor‘s/Master of Social Work (3+2) program is an excellent choice for the highly motivated student seeking a rewarding and successful career as a social worker.

Social work is one of the fastest growing occupations in the United States. As social workers, graduating students have the ability to enter a broad range of high-demand fields. Emergency rooms, rehabilitation facilities and youth centers all rely on social workers to treat veterans with PTSD, neglected children, people with chronic illnesses and many others. Our program prepares you for licensure and gives you the tools you’ll need to provide patients with counseling, crisis intervention and access to social welfare and community resources.

You’ll act as a crucial link between patients and their caregivers, ensuring that they are receiving proper attention. Our curriculum emphasizes interprofessional education to familiarize you with a team-based health care approach while also giving you the freedom to tailor your degree to your specialty.

Through this accelerated dual-degree program, you‘ll complete both your bachelor's degree and your Master of Social Work in just 5 years. 

The most common majors for students who are anticipating graduate study in social work are Sociology, Criminal Justice, Gerontology and Psychology; however this accelerated program is open to students in any Arts and Sciences major. Students are advised that this accelerated degree will require overloads and summer course work to complete the bachelor's degree in 3 years. 

Students must work with their advisers to carefully plan their course of study to ensure completion of the BA or BS degree in 3 years. 

Students admitted to the program take 9 credits of graduate course work in their third year:

Fall Semester
SW 504Social Welfare Policy3
SW 506Human Behavior in the Social Environment I: Theories of Practice3
Spring Semester
SW 507Human Behavior in the Social Environment II: Issues of Diversity and Oppression3

Once admitted to the program, students must maintain an undergraduate GPA of 3.00, complete 20 hours in liberal arts, and a statistics course with a grade of C or higher. Students must additionally achieve a grade of B or higher in their three graduate courses. A maximum of 9 credits may be used to fulfill both undergraduate and graduate requirements. Students earn the Master's degree in Social Work upon satisfactory completion of all of the graduate curriculum requirements.

Admission Requirements: College of Arts and Sciences

The requirements for admission into the undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences programs are the same as those for admission to Quinnipiac University.

Admission to the university is competitive, and applicants are expected to present a strong college prep program in high school. Prospective freshmen are strongly encouraged to file an application as early in the senior year as possible, and arrange to have first quarter grades sent from their high school counselor as soon as they are available.

For detailed admission requirements, including required documents, please visit the Admissions page of this catalog.

Please note: Students cannot be added to the Accelerated Dual-Degree Bachelor's/MSW (3+2) program after matriculating at Quinnipiac.