The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree is recognized as the entry level professional degree for generalist social work practice in public and private social agencies. A BSW education combines liberal arts with professional social work foundation content to prepare graduates for direct services. To ensure professional standards, BSW programs must meet rigorous academic standards to gain and maintain accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
Admission to the BSW program is the competitive. Students must meet formal admissions standards, such as, completing an application process for the social work major and maintaining a minimum grade point average.
Department of Social Work Application.doc
Professional Habits Inventory Form
Sample OSBI Check Application
OSBI Check Application
The coursework begins in the final two years of a four-year baccalaureate program. The curriculum consists of 57 hours of required social work courses. Students are required to maintain a 2.5 overall GPA.
Recommended Sequence of Courses (pdf)
The curriculum prepares you for generalist practice and includes the following courses.
- human behavior and the social environment
- social welfare policy and services
- social work practice
- field practicum
- social work values and ethics
- human diversity
- social and economic justice