Bachelor of Social Work

Applications for the 2015-2016 school year are due Friday, February 6, 2015 at 5pm in LA 012


 

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.

Information:

BSW Application Instructions 2015-2016
BSW Application 2015-2016
BSW Letter of Recommendation Form 2015-2016
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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