- Applicants must have completed course work in Human Biology and Statistics (with a C or higher grade or Pass).
- Statistics must be completed within the last five academic years from when the applicant starts the program to be understood as no later than Fall 2019 when applying for admission to Fall 2024.
- Human Biology courses need to contain components of human anatomy, human behavior as well as physiology.
- It is an expectation that applicants possess computer literacy in Microsoft software including Excel, PowerPoint, & Word.
- Please note that applicants may apply and complete the prerequisite courses while their application is being evaluated however, all prerequisites must be completed and official transcripts submitted the month the program begins.
- Please see the approved courses below. If you have completed a course that is not listed and you believe the course meets the requirement, please complete the hyperlinked Prerequisite Assessment Google Form to submit your course syllabus, course description, the course title, the grade earned, and the college where completed for assessment. Be certain to complete this form for EACH course needing to be assessed by the Admissions Committee within the Department of Social Work. Please allow a minimum of one week (seven days) for a response to assessment requests.
Approved Prerequisite Courses
CSU Monterey Bay:
- PSY 110: Human Biology & Behavior
- PSY 310: Biological Psychology
- KIN 370 & 371: Anatomy and Physiology I & II (both courses)
- STAT 100: Introduction to Statistics
- PSY 200: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis
- PSY 301: Psychology Research Methods and Data Analysis
- CHHS 203: Statistics for Social Science
- CHHS 384: Quantitative Analysis of Survey Data
- CHHS 385: Applied Statistics/Research Methods
- SBS 362: Research Methods for SBS - Qualitative Emphasis
- SBS 366: Research Methods for SBS - Quantitative Emphasis
UC Santa Cruz:
- Bio 130/130L: Human Physiology
- PSYC 2: Introduction to Psychological Statistics
- SOCY 3B: Statistics for Social Sciences
- SOCY 204: Methods of Quantitative Analysis
- AMS 5: Statistics
Monterey Peninsula College:
- ANAT 5: Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology (one course)
- ANAT 1: General Human Anatomy AND PHSO 1: General Human Physiology (both courses)
- MATH 16: Elementary Statistics (Pre-requisite: Math 263 or equivalent)
- BIO 42: Human Biology
- BIO 5: Human Anatomy AND BIO 6: Introductory Physiology
- MAT 13: Elementary Statistics
- BIO 7: Human Anatomy AND BIO 9 Human Physiology (both courses)
- BIO 15: Allied Health 15 Survey of Human Anatomy & Physiology
- BIO 12: Introduction to Human Biology
- MATH 5 Introduction to Statistics
- BIO 4 Human Anatomy & BIO 5 Human Physiology (both courses)
- BIO 13A Biology of People: Anatomy & Physiology
- Math 12: Elementary Statistics
- PSYCH 2A: Statistics for Behavioral Science
Brigham Young University
- Stat 121: Principles of Statistics
UC Berkeley Extension
- Introduction to Statistics