The Social Work Department offers a social work major, chemical and behavior health minor, and alcohol and drug counselor certificate.
All programs aim to prepare students for professional social work practice. The undergraduate major provides a theoretical grounding as well as practical experience. We do not offer a graduate degree, but there are three graduate level courses.
Areas of Study
Social work offers both an online and on-campus track for the social work major. Both tracks offer the same curriculum and require the same knowledge and skill development that focuses on 10 social work competencies and 41 related practice behaviors.
- Social Work, BSW – Two Tracks
- Social Work, BSW (On-Campus) is largely in the classroom while also integrating online and community-based components to enhance student understanding and application of practice theories and concepts
- Social Work, BSW (Online) is a largely online program with a once a month on-campus component to apply practice theories and concepts
- Chemical and Behavior Health, Minor
- Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certificate (LADC)
- School Social Work Preparation & Licensure Certificate
Social Work Program Admissions
All students who major in social work are required to participate in the initial admission process and periodic review of their performance. The admissions process occurs when students are taking SOWK 2110 and SOWK 2120. For transfer students, the time frame to accept transfer credits will follow the BSU policy of accepting credits completed within the last 10 years. The department will accept credits on a case-by-case basis outside of this time frame.