Transfer Students

Transfer Students

The Social Work Department values transfer students. They often bring to the program a variety of life experiences, maturity, focus, and a desire to excel academically. Our classes are better for having students who have a different point of view to contribute to the ongoing discussion. We would like to make the transition to Augsburg’s BSW degree program as smooth as possible. There are several things you can do at your current school to prepare to continue your education at Augsburg.

Steps for transfer students applying to the BSW Program:

  1. Call and set up a meeting with a counselor at Augsburg’s Academic Advising Department (612-330-1025)
  2. Meet with the BSW Program Assistant Director to discuss transfer credits, the Candidacy Process (or admission to the program) and Orientation Sessions
  3. Get a social work faculty adviser (assigned by the BSW Program Assistant Director)
  4. Set up a meeting with your new faculty adviser
  5. You can check the sites below to see if courses you are taking transfer into the Augsburg BSW Program. If your school is not listed contact the BSW Program Assistant Director:

Anoka Ramsey Community College
Century College
Inver Hills Community College
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Normandale Community College
North Hennepin Community College
Ridgewater Community College
Saint Paul College

Transferring into the Augsburg BSW Program with
Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Degrees

Associate in Science (AS degrees) are designed to allow students to complete a two-year course of structured study before completing a degree at a four year college. Graduation strategies change depending on which degree, AA or AS the student has completed before transferring to Augsburg.

The AA Degree Path to an Augsburg BSW Associate in Arts Degrees are 52 to 64 semester credits in length and is nearly equivalent to the first and second year of a four-year degree. AA degrees often follow the MN Transfer Curriculum guidelines and cover many of the Augsburg general education requirements. But not all—

A student with an AA degree must complete courses not covered by the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum:

Complete the Augsburg Signature Curriculum
Complete REL 300: Bible, Christian Theology and Vocation course
Complete the Liberal Arts Foundation requirements
Achieve Math Placement Group score of 3 (equivalent of college algebra)
In the Social Work Program at Augsburg:

SWK 100: Introduction to Professional Social Work
SWK 280: Diversity and Inequality in Professional Practice
SWK 303: Human Development & the Social Environment
Upper level social work courses

Note: Other required supporting courses are often available at the two-year schools [human biology, cultural diversity, and introductory courses in psychology, statistics and sociology]

The AS Degree Path to an Augsburg BSW Associate in Science Degrees are 60 to 64 semester credits in length and like the AA degree cover many of the general educations requirements of Augsburg College, but 1-2 fewer courses. AS degree components vary, but often a transferring student needs an additional courses credit in fine arts and the humanities. AS degree programs are designed for transfer to a baccalaureate major in a related scientific or technical field, or may be designed for employment.

A student with an AS degree must complete courses not covered by the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum:

Complete the Augsburg Signature Curriculum
Complete REL 300: Bible, Christian Theology and Vocation course
Complete the Liberal Arts Foundation requirements [1-2 Fine Arts and Humanities courses]
Achieve Math Placement Group score of 3 (equivalent of college algebra)
In the Social Work Program at Augsburg:

SWK 100: Introduction to Professional Social Work
SWK 280: Diversity and Inequality in Professional Practice
SWK 303: Human Development & the Social Environment

(Waived for courses: MCTC HSER 1001, MCTC HSER 1002, IHCC HSER 1104) Upper level social work courses
Note: Other required supporting courses are often available at the two-year schools [human biology, cultural diversity, and introductory courses in psychology, statistics and sociology].