December 15, 2014
Majoring in social work
School is definitely not an easy thing. From simple worksheets to writing long papers like these, it seems like the work never ends. The first eighteen to thirty years of your life are dedicated to learning and enhancing your intelligence. It isn’t until you reach high school that you truly realize that how well you do in school directly correlates as to how much you’ll succeed in the real world. For me, the real world involves a job with a major in social work. In high school, especially as a freshman, we have little to no guidance as to what classes we should be taking that year. The entire year is dedicated to getting all of the core classes out of the way in order to begin advanced learning sophomore through junior year. During this time, it is recommended by the Health Careers Center that “ students interested in social work should
take high school courses in algebra, biology, political scien ce, psychology, English (literature
and composition), sociology, family living, foreign languages, social studies, health occupations/medical professions education, and computer skills.” Other than algebra, these classes all correlate in one way or another with communication and understanding of humans, but overall, life. These classes will definitely be building blocks for the college classes to come. In order to get into a college or even earn a scholarship, the average GPA would be a 2.52. Exceeding the average GPA is good and highly recommended. For Buena Vista University, a four year private college in Storm Lake, Iowa, the requirements are pretty brief. According to the
official Buena Vista website, a complete application includes all schooling transcripts from every institution the student has attended, and an ACT or SAT score. Some of the things that Buena Vista looks at includes college prep classes that are labeled as being prep, AP, honors, etcetera. Also they would like to see potential students to have taken english, social science, science, and mathematics during their high school career that challenged them. The courses are recommended, but not necessarily required. Students with a 3.0 or above are given preference during the entire admission process, but again, it is not a requirement to have a 3.0 GPA. If you were to be accepted into BVU, Buena Vista University, it would be about $15,203 per semester plus $8,782 for room and board.
If you are wanting to go to a state institution, the University of Iowa is another great choice but definitely has a lot of undergraduate requirements. They like to see a potential student to have four years in english and language arts, two years in a single language, 3 years in courses like biology, science, chemistry, environmental science, and or physics. Also, three years of social studies, two years of algebra, one year of geometry, but doesn’t require a higher math course beyond those specified. A few other minor things that University of Iowa look for include an RAI score of 245 or higher, a decent GPA, ACT/SAT score. The school’s website isn’t really specific as to what those scores should be around, but it’s safe to say that the scores should typically stay around the national, or state average. Once you are accepted into the University of Iowa, tuition should be around $20,278, room and board $5,8977,120 (per year). For students who are wanting to start of a little slow and ease themselves into college courses, or have a reason that they need to be closer to home for a while, enrolling into a two year school is definitely the way to go. There are a few different locations, and the application
process is all the same. For DMACC there are only two required items to cross of your list in order to be accepted, a compass test and your highschool GED. The tuition rate for DMACC is ...
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