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Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

The Bachelor of Social Work degree (BSW) prepares graduates for immediate entry into direct social work and human services positions. Additionally, our degree allows graduates going on to Masters-level (MSW) social work programs, in many cases, to pass over approximately one-half of the MSW courses. We are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Social workers can be found in all of the following fields of practice:

  • Aging
  • Income Maintenance
  • Alcohol & Substance Abuse
  • Medical and Health Care
  • Child Welfare
  • Mental Health and Illness
  • Community/Neighborhood Work
  • Military Social Work
  • Occupational/Industrial Work
  • Corrections/Criminal Justice
  • Schools
  • Disabilities (Physical and Mental)
  • Social Policy
  • Family Services
  • Youth Services
  • Fields of Practice

Some social workers spend their entire career in one field of practice, while others move from one practice area to another over the course of their career. Our program provides a generalist foundation that is transferable among the different fields of practice, populations, and problem areas, so don’t worry if you are not sure of which area of social work you want to enter.

You will find the social work faculty to be friendly and interested in you. They stand ready to engage you in the classroom, advise you academically, help you to think through your career choices, consider further social work education, and even chat with you about their own experiences. I encourage you to get to know the social work faculty members to learn more about opportunities in social work. Their contact information can be found elsewhere on these web pages.

Phone: 318.357.5493
Contact: Dr. Ruth Weinzettle

The baccalaureate degree in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.