Bachelor of Social Work

2018-19 Fall BSW Admission Applications will be available on this site by December 15, 2017.

What is Social Work?

Social work is the professional activity of helping individuals, groups, or communities enhance or restore their capacity for social functioning and creating societal conditions favorable to this goal. Social work practice consists of the professional application of social work values, principles, and techniques to one or more of the following ends.

  1. people obtain tangible services
  2. providing counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, families, and groups
  3. helping communities or groups provide or improve social and health services
  4. participating in relevant legislative processes

Social Workers work in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, mental health clinics, senior centers, elected office, private practices, prisons, military, and corporations as well as a variety of other public and private agencies that serve individuals and families in need. According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Social Work is one of the fastest growing careers in the United States.

Program Learning Outcomes:

1) Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior
2) Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice
3) Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice
4) Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice 
5) Engage in Policy Practice
6) Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
7) Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
8) Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
9) Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities


BSW Application Instructions 2017-2018
BSW Application 2017-2018
BSW Letter of Recommendation Form 2017-2018
BSW Handbook 2012
BSW Field Manual 2012-2013
Current BSW Students
Academic Advising
View Social Work Course Descriptions
Social Work Websites

Program Assessment:

Summary Report for Assessment of Practice Behaviors 2015

Social Work Education Assessment Project Data:
- SWEAP Entrance Survey, Cohort data of SEP 2015 & 2016
- SWEAP Foundation Curriculum @ Exit, Cohort data of APR 2015 & 2016
- SWEAP Exit Survey, Cohort data of APR 2015 & 2016
- SWEAP Foundation Curriculum @ Entrance, Cohort date of SEP 2015 & 2016

Meet with an Academic Advisor:

Social Work Advisor - Kaye Fugal 
Phone: 801.863.8073
Office: CB 506C
Check here to schedule an appointment

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