Bachelor of Social Work
Your road to your career starts here. And you don’t need to know your final destination to begin.
Three Career Trajectories
We prepare you for any of three career trajectories, and each of those trajectories has multiple options. With your BSW degree, you can
- enter into generalist social work practice,
- pursue your MSW, or
- seek career opportunities or graduate education in communications, corrections, education, government, health care, human resources, or many other areas.
Helping All Sorts of People
As a BSW social worker, you are able to help lots of people: those with disabilities or facing life-threatening illnesses. Those suffering from poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, or mental illness. Those who have experienced domestic violence, child abuse, or sexual assault.
Working in All Sorts of Settings
And you’ll have options in the type of work you do. You might work as a case manager, in a residential program, as a counselor, as an advocate. You can be employed by numerous services and agencies:
- Advocacy programs
- Children and youth services
- Community action agencies
- Community mental health agencies
- Criminal justice organizations
- Developmental disability services
- Disability support agencies
- Domestic violence and sexual assault programs
- Elderly programs
- Hospitals and hospices
- Income assistance programs
- International relief
- Public health agencies
- Substance abuse programs
Great Career Opportunities
As you can see, you have plentiful career opportunities with a BSW. In fact, social work is one of the fastest growing professions in the country.
The median salary for a BSW social worker in the US is about $40,599. Are there richer fields? Yes. Are there more rewarding fields? Not for those who feel called to help strengthen vulnerable families.
We have award-winning faculty. Our curriculum and classroom instruction is of the highest quality. But as good as that instruction is, we don’t rely on it alone to prepare you for the next step of your journey.
Instead, we make room for lots of practical application. What you learn in the classroom comes to life in the community projects you undertake and in the agencies or clinics you complete your one-semester internship in.
The result of this classroom instruction and real-life immersion is this: You are well prepared for whatever road you decide to travel.