Bachelor of Social Work

Application for the 2016-2017 school year is now available on this page.  Completed applications are due Friday, February 5, 2016 by 5pm in CB 207.

 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.


BSW Application Instructions 2016-2017
BSW Application 2016-2017
BSW Letter of Recommendation Form 2016-2017
Summary Report for Assessment of Practice Behaviors
BSW Handbook 2012
BSW Field Manual 2012-2013
Current BSW Students
Academic Advising
View Social Work Course Descriptions
Social Work Websites

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