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:

  • Assisting individuals and communities obtain tangible services
  • Providing counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, families, and groups
  • Helping communities or groups provide or improve social and health services
  • 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.

Will a degree in Social Work meet the educational requirements for the professional credential in the state or US territory you might choose to live during or after completing your UVU degree? Visit the UVU Professional Licensure website to learn more.

Social Work Student Association

If you're interested in forming connections with others in the program, networking with professors, and participating in fun events, take a look at the Social Work Student Association, or SWSA. (This link is temporarily out of service)

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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate ethical and professional behavior, engaging with diversity and difference in practice.
  • Advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice.
  • Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice.
  • Engage in policy practice.
  • Engage with, intervene with, assess, and evaluate individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Bachelor of Social Work Application

The application for the Spring 2025 BSW Cohort is now open!


The application will close September 8, 2024. All applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted prior to the deadline in order to be considered complete.


If you do not plan to begin with the spring 2025 cohort, please wait to apply.


Applicants will be notified of decisions through UVU email prior to registration for spring semester. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]



Students can apply for Fall or Spring entry.

The deadline to submit an application is March 1st to begin in Fall, and September 8th to begin in Spring. These deadlines will remain the same each academic year. 


*For those who are applying for Fall admission, you will be notified through your UVU email of the BSW Admission's Committee decision by mid-March. For those who are applying for Spring admission, you will be notified through your UVU email of the BSW Admission's Committee decision by the end of October.



Advising: 801-863-5717


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