UC Clermont

Social Work


Why study Social Work?

Social work is a profession for those with a strong desire to help improve people’s lives. Social workers help people function at their best in their environment, by teaching them life skills or linking them to appropriate resources. They may help people who face a life-threatening disease or serious chronic illness or disability. They often provide social services in health-related settings that are governed by managed care organizations. Social workers also work with people in crisis, assisting families in serious domestic conflicts, sometimes involving child or spousal abuse. Other clients may be trying to cope with unemployment, inadequate housing or substance abuse.

Most social workers specialize their degree. Although some conduct research involved in planning or policy development, most prefer an area of practice in which they interact directly with people.

This program provides you with the first two years toward completion of a bachelor’s degree in social work.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

As a first-year student, you will need to take an English and mathematics placement test if you have not obtained the minimum ACT/SAT score required for exemption. These tests do not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete placement tests before you register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

You should be emotionally mature, objective and sensitive to people and their problems. You must be able to handle responsibility, work independently and maintain good working relationships with clients and coworkers.

With an associate degree in social work, you can enter the job market as a paraprofessional in service organizations. With a bachelor’s or master’s degree, you can advance to professional status and additional responsibilities. Many directorship opportunities require a doctorate degree.

Academic advising is an essential part of your educational experience.

We are committed to providing advice and assistance throughout your academic journey. You and your advisor work together to create an academic plan based on your goals.

Questions? Email us at clermont.advising@uc.edu or call 513-732-5205 to schedule an appointment.

The UC Clermont campus is located on 91 wooded acres in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. Our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class sizes and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

Not only do you receive the academic preparation necessary for transition to a bachelor’s degree program, you also receive valuable skills while training that are not typically offered at the undergraduate level. You will get firsthand, supervised experience in performing the actual duties of a professional social worker. Such direct experience is invaluable in helping you confirm career choices and to provide motivation for learning.

UC Clermont's Academic Success Center is committed to helping students become successful, independent learners through partnerships that promote individual interests and abilities. We encourage and support opportunities for self-discovery in an informal environment that promotes academic skill development.

The best students recognize that they can sometimes use a little extra help to achieve their academic goals. Seeking tutoring is a responsible choice, demonstrating that students care about their academics enough to go the extra mile to succeed. Stop by the ASC in Jones 104 and meet our highly trained team of tutors who are ready and willing to assist you.

You must complete an application for degree the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor in the Advising Center for assistance.

We accept transfer applications all year long, and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513) 556-2069 for details or email international.admissions@uc.edu with questions.

Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5319

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