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SOWK 494: Gate 4 Course

SOWK 499: Gate 4

Gate 4

SOWK 494 (Gate 4) includes a comprehensive exam and receiving approval for graduation from the program.



You are eligible to apply for SOWK 494 (Gate 4) once you have met the following criteria:

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Successful completion of:
    • SOWK 294 (Gate 1 Approval)
    • SOWK 365 (Gate 2 Approval)
    • SOWK 465 (Gate 3 Approval)
  • Successful completion (C or higher) or current enrollment in the prerequisite courses for Gate 4 during the semester you are enrolled in SOWK 494:
    • SOWK 410
    • SOWK 450
    • SOWK 470

The first assignment due in each Gate course is submitting a Degree Completion Plan Audit (DCPA) to ensure that the student meets the eligibility requirements for the course. If the DCPA does not reflect successful completion (C or higher) or current enrollment for each of the appropriate Gate prerequisite courses, the student will not be eligible to successfully complete the course. If the student is unable to successfully complete the course, he/she will need to re-enroll for the course in a later semester.

If you have questions about the Gate process, please email bssw@liberty.edu.


Effective Fall 2019, students will register for the Gate courses through A.S.I.S.T in the same manner that registration for traditional classes are done. Hybrid/Online students can also be registered for Gate courses by contacting LUO Advising. Students must register for these courses by the registration deadlines for A term courses set by the Registrar’s office.

Gate Handbook

For more detailed information about the Gate Process, please review the B.S. in Social Work Gate Handbook.

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