MA in Applied Sociology
Bachelor of Social Work handbook
The SW Program Student Rights and Responsibilities document details
rights and expectations of social work students.
SW Program Performance Standards provide information
on academic performance standards for admission, retention, and graduation.
The SW Program Performance Review Policy presents guidelines
- performance review
SW Program Policy Exception Procedures provides
procedures for students requesting an exception to a Social Work Program
The Social Work Program Coordinator is Natalie Cawood.
William Pederson is the Yuma Site Coordinator.
Upon formal admission to the major, you will be matched with
a social work faculty mentor. You are expected to
maintain regular contact with your mentor. The faculty mentor will
also help you:
- complete your graduation papers
- provide information about employment and/or
- offer recommendations, if requested
During early enrollment periods, you should make an
appointment with your adviser to discuss, review, and plan your academic
program for the upcoming semesters.
prospective and current undergraduate students
All students with a BSW Major and BSW students already
admitted into the NAU Social Work Program are required to participate in
mandatory advising every semester. Students cannot register for classes until
they have met with an Academic Advisor each semester. During the advising session, the student and
the academic advisor review the student’s progress through the program, discuss
course prerequisites and co-requisites, and develop an academic plan for
completion of degree requirements. The
advising session is also utilized to inform students of deadlines and to
explain the petition process in case a student wants to request a curriculum
variance. Academic Advisors are also
available for walk-in hours during specified times. These times are set aside for simple
questions that do not require an individual advising appointment. Admitted NAU students may call 928-523-6540
or e-mail an advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up
In addition to the academic advisors, all BSW students
admitted to the professional program are assigned a faculty mentor. The role of the faculty mentor is to provide
career guidance, serve as an advocate, and help students problem solve. Prospective student advising and mentoring is
If you plan on transferring from a community college or
other university or college, you may contact an Academic Advisor for unofficial
course evaluation. Engaging in this
process will enable students to make informed decisions about the best time to
transfer to NAU’s Social Work Program.
Further information about the SBS Academic Services and
Advising office can be found on their webpage at http://nau.edu/SBS/Student-Resources/Advising/
Social Work student handbook
Degree progression plan
Social Work advising worksheet