The Social Work Department offers a Social Work (BSW) major, Addictions minor, and Alcohol and Drug Counselor certificate.
The BSW provides a theoretical grounding as well as practical experience, preparing students to work within the human services field by providing holistic solutions to the social, behavioral, economic or health problems faced by individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
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 9 social work competencies and 31 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 (Hybrid) is a largely online program with a once a month on-campus component to apply practice theories and concepts
- Addictions, Minor
- Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certificate (LADC)
- School Social Work Preparation & Licensure Certificate
Admission to the Social Work Degree Program
Students may apply for admission to the Social Work Program during their sophomore year, after completing approximately 30 semester credits of liberal education and completion of or enrollment in three pre-admission courses. (Review this page, Social Work Courses, for specific course information.) It is recommended that students complete the supporting foundation courses in addition to the pre-admission courses prior to application for admission to the program. Social Work students must earn a 2.0 overall GPA, a combined 2.5 GPA in Social Work pre-admission courses, and C or better in all SOWK-prefix courses to be admitted.
Prospective students will apply for admission to either the hybrid track or the on-campus track for the social work major. Both tracks offer the same curriculum and require the same knowledge and skill development. For more information about the social work admissions process, see Admission to the Social Work Program.