The Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree program provides the education and experience necessary for a career in social work. It prepares graduates for beginning generalist social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.
The bachelor’s degree in social work requires 120 hours of course work, including 12 hours of field practicum. The curriculum helps students prepare for the professional responsibilities of social work and acquire the skills needed for effective social work practice. An elective study abroad course acquaints students with international aspects of social welfare in countries such as Costa Rica, South Korea, India, Ireland and Italy.
B.S.W. degree students have one practicum placement during the senior year. Seniors attend classes two days a week and field practicum two days a week in fall and spring semesters. Seniors spend a minimum of 480 clock hours in practicum.
By helping shape students’ capacity for caring, the school prepares social workers to carry out the unique purposes of the profession — to develop human potential, to promote individual well-being, and to bring about a more just society.