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Social Work - Bachelors

The Baccalaureate Social Work (BSW) program prepares students to deliver social work services at the foundational level of generalist social work practice. The program emphasizes social justice and responsibility and respect for human rights, dignity, and diversity.

The BSW program comprises two phases: Pre-Social Work Education and Professional Social Work Education. The professional social work phase begins in the junior year and combines academic coursework and the field practicum.  The BSW curriculum sheet outlines the requirements for the BSW degree. The BSW program is not an online program. 

Admission Requirements

Professional Program requirements are:

  • Student must have completed the first two years of basic core requirements and pre-social work requirements. 
  • Student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on the 4.0 scale (an overall average of C or better), and a 2.5 cumulative grade point average in the social work major. 
  • Student must complete and submit all professional program application materials to the Director of the Baccalaureate Social Work Program. Notification of the professional application deadline will be sent to all BSW students. 
  • Student must adhere to the ethical standards advanced by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW); and meet the standards advanced by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). 

Matriculation

Continued matriculation at the professional level of the Baccalaureate Program requires that the student:

  • Maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 or better.
  • Maintain an average of 2.5 GPA in major courses.
  • Must have earned a grade of C or better in designated courses as enumerated in the Social Work curriculum.
  • Complete degree requirements in accordance with the University Catalog and School of Social Work Field Manual.
  • Adhere to the ethical standards advanced by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW); and meet the standards advanced by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). 

bsw brochure

The Ethelyn R Strong BSW Program