Bachelor of Social Work Program

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) is a Bachelor of Arts degree with a social work major.

The BSW program requires 45 hours of class and practicum experience. It includes specific sequences of course work in social welfare policy and services, human behavior and the social environment, social work research, social work practice and practicum.

Practicum requires 480 clock hours of field experience. Being located in the state's largest city, over 100 community and state agencies provide supervision for student practice. These settings for field instruction are selected by the director or associate director of field practicum and the student based upon education needs and interests.

This program makes specific, continuous efforts to provide a learning context in which understanding and respect for diversity (including age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion and sexual orientation) are practiced.

BSW Student Manual



For more information, call the School of Social Work Office at (316) 978-6833, or email