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On-Campus BSW Program

Our CSWE-accredited Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program prepares students for entry-level, professional, and generalist social work practice. Earning a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work provides a great entry point to the many and varied social work career pathways. 93% of our graduates are employed or have secured their choice of graduate schools upon graduation.

BSW Degree Suggestions

Whether you are applying as a first-year, transfer, or inter-collegiate transfer student, you can reference the following helpful tips for application to our Bachelor of Social Work Program:

  • Completion and documentation of volunteer or paid work experience in a social service agency prior to the beginning of the program
  • Cumulative minimum GPA 2.5 or higher
  • Evidence of strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of personal attributes that are suitable for the profession of social work
  • Successful completion of the application process for professional program entry

Degree requirements include completion of 120 earned credit hours. A minimum of 60 hours must be completed at Illinois.

Complete List of Degree Requirements

BSW Course Descriptions

The curriculum of the School of Social Work is under continual review through the collaboration of faculty, students and administrators. A particular course, though listed, may not be offered each year. Students are responsible for reading notices that contain additional information relative to curriculum and policies. Insufficient enrollment in a particular class results in its cancellation.

Course Descriptions

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