School of Social Work

BSW Program

Social Work Major
Career Opportunities
BSW Program Criteria and Procedure
Student Handbook
BSW Field Practicum Manual
Student Organizations
BSW Major Course Checklist
Application for Social Work at CSU
  • Nationally accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
  • Graduates qualify to take the Social Work State Licensure Board Examination.
  • All full time faculty members have Doctorates and are nationally and internationally recognized for their scientific and professional contributions.

The Social Work Major

All social work pre-requisite and major courses are offered both online and in-person, allowing each student to choose the course schedule that best accommodates other academic, life, and work commitments. 

The Social Work Major prepares students as beginning-level generalist social work practitioners. The program offers students the values, knowledge, and skills necessary to meet human needs and improve the social conditions in which persons grow and develop. Graduates are eligible for membership in the National Association of Social Workers and/or National Association of Black Social Workers, and they are eligible to take the social work licensure exam in Ohio. The program is fully accredited at the baccalaureate level by the Council on Social Work Education.

For students majoring in other fields or preparing for graduate study, social work offers a basic understanding of the social welfare system as it addresses current social concerns. The social work core prepares students for practice in diverse settings and varied roles in child welfare, public welfare, health, mental health, community organizations, developmental disabilities, rehabilitation, aging, criminal justice, and other areas of human service practice.

Career Opportunities in Social Work

  • Options: Career opportunities for individuals with a social work degree include work in corrections, family and child welfare, health, aging; alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; child welfare, children, adolescents, and young adults; health; mental health; school social work, social and economic justice and peace, and juvenile and adult criminal justice.
  • Training: A bachelor's degree can help one gain access to a variety of entry-level jobs in social work. Relevant work or volunteer experience in an area of interest is advised. The Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) is sometimes necessary for advancement in the social work field.

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