To learn more about field education, preparation and placement, view the BSSW Field Education Handbook.
There is no in-person residency requirement for the BSSW, but there is an in-person field component. To learn more about class requirements and to gain a general program overview, view the BSSW Program Handbook.
Your academic counselor will help you schedule courses for your online social work degree.
The Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) is an undergraduate degree program that provides a foundation in social work theory and teaches the application of professional social work values, principles, standards and techniques to educationally prepare graduates to pursue state licensure or certification as a bachelor’s-level social worker in select states. Licensure requirements vary by state. There may be additional qualifications and/or disqualifications applicable in order to become a social worker. See the licensure requirements and contact information for your state.
Social work addresses social problems and advocates for social justice. Earning our social work degree online helps prepare you to become an effective, ethical and culturally aware professional. Our coursework and curriculum give you the knowledge and tools to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities toward these goals.
An online social work degree, along with the appropriate licensure in your state, could open opportunities in the field of social work, such as family protection specialist, foster care social worker and youth services specialist. You could work in settings such as child protective services, healthcare agencies and community outreach and advocacy organizations.
Many social work professionals work in government and non-profit settings, but graduates gain a well-rounded, versatile social work foundation that can translate to a variety of practice settings.
Our online social work degree curriculum is designed specifically so working professionals like you can get an education. Our social work coursework helps students build a strong foundation in social work while teaching leadership skills that can help prepare you for a career in the field.
In our online social work degree, you’ll learn from faculty who are practitioners in the field, and you’ll be able to join our large alumni network. Enjoy a flexible learning environment as well as robust resources and support for your local community-based field placement.