If you are a compassionate individual with an interest in human diversity and
a desire to help others, then a Bachelor of Social Work can help you reach
your goals. Our curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in
the social work profession and can provide you with options to advance
in higher education. We train students to work effectively with individuals,
families, groups, communities and organizations around the country.
Completing the BSW allows for immediate access to employment opportunities in child advocacy, public relations, human resources, public health and wellness promotion, law enforcement and veterans affairs. Our faculty are active members of human service organizations throughout their communities. We seek to benefit the lives of every resident in our city and state through our research, teaching and service.
Our program was recently awarded a Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals Grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services. We also coordinate the Beatrice Ruth Burgess Center and the Job Accommodation Network.
How will I focus my studies?
Outside of our classes, field education is an important part of the professional social work curriculum. Lessons learned outside the classroom complement the lessons taught inside the classroom. Our students build a sense of professional competence and identity that will serve as a foundation for ongoing professional growth.
Community service, volunteer work and field placements provide meaningful opportunities to explore life as a social worker.