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Program Admission

Step 1 - University Application

All students interested in the Bachelor of Social Work program must apply to CSU Pueblo in addition to the department. 

Students can apply to Colorado State University Pueblo here:


Important: Applicants must submit a $35 payment for their application

Step 2 - Meet With Your Pack Center Academic Success Coach

Your Academic Success Coach will contact you once you have met the required credits to begin the social work program. It is important to express your interest in the Social Work Program by your junior year.

Eligibility into the Social Work Program will begin during the junior year. Students need to meet with an academic success coach each semester to avoid impact entrance to 300 level courses, field eligibility, and/or proposed graduation date. 

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Once students have met all eligibility requirements, your Success Team will guide you through the following application process below: 

Part 1 - Submit an Undergraduate BSW Application

Before applying for admission into the social work program, students need to be aware that, almost without exception, social service agencies which meet our requirements for practicum placements during the senior year now require background checks as well as alcohol and drug testing at the student's expense.

These are the policies of social service agencies throughout this area, not CSU Pueblo or the Department of Social Work. A criminal history may limit or prohibit a student's ability to obtain a field placement as well as limit or prohibit employment in social service agencies following graduation with a BSW degree.

It is recommended that students who have concerns about undergoing a background check, discuss their situation with the Chair of the Social Work Department or their advisor to determine the feasibility of continuing in the social work program before completing the process of admission into the program.

Social Work students who are in the second semester of their junior year and entering the 300-level courses should apply for admission into the BSW application. 

Students must complete the following social work courses before applying for admission: SOC101, PSYCH100, a course in human biology, and a course in political science.

Copies of the application for admission to the social work program will be distributed and explained in SW 202, 205, and 222 courses.

A separate, fillable BSW application form is linked below for your convenience. 

Social Work Undergraduate Application

Part 2 - Submit Two Professional Recommendations

Students are required to submit two professional recommendations.

  • If currently or previously employed, one reference should be from a work supervisor.
  • Students may use full-time faculty other than CSU Pueblo Social Work professors for recommendations.

References from family members, fellow students, friends, and/or CSU Pueblo social work faculty will not be accepted. 

A separate, fillable Letter of Recommendation form is linked below for your convenience.

BSW Letter of Recommendations

Part 3 - Submit Field Practicum Application

Field practicum allows students to observe real-life situations handled by professionals in the field. Social Work students who are in the second semester of their junior year are required to also apply for admission into the field practicum. 

Social Work Field Placement Application

Students must also register at Tevera and pay $203 for a lifetime membership. 

Registration link to Tevera

Part 4 - Submit Materials 

All required materials should be sent to the Department of Social Work on the Pueblo campus in the General Education Building, Room 310A or mail to: 

Colorado State University Pueblo 
Department of Social Work
Administrative Assistant 
2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, CO  81001

Your application will not be considered until all required materials are completed. 

Admission Requirements

  • Social Work Undergraduate Application
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or a minimum GPA of 2.5 in required social work and social work  required courses
  • Provide current unofficial transcript from each institution attended (community college and four-year college/university)
  • Two letters of reference, which may include volunteer work supervisor, employers, former employers, and previous instructors at college/universities (limit of one) other than CSU-Pueblo Social Work professors.
    • References from family members, fellow students, and friends will not be accepted.

Application Deadlines


Applications for admission are accepted any time during the year, but no later than the deadlines noted for each term.

Spring 2022 Registration is Open

To register for Spring 2022 courses, students will need to meet with their academic success coach or faculty mentor, submit proof of vaccination or exemption, and self-register through Banner.

Registration Requirements

Submit Proof of Vaccination or Exemption

CARES Funding

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CARES Funding is available for eligible students to help pay for cost of attendance needs such as food, housing, childcare, health care, course materials, technology, tuition assistance, and other critical needs.

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