Undergraduate CertificateSocial Work and Child Welfare

Wichita State’s undergraduate certificate in social work and child welfare provides specialized knowledge and skills for bachelor’s-level students planning to enter the workforce or enter graduate school. The certificate is also available for social work professionals who already hold a BSW degree.

Learn how Social Work and Child Welfare is the right fit for you.

Student speaking with her fellow classmates.


The certificate program consists of five courses totalling 17 credit-hours. The program is designed to equip students with the ability to be effective as a social worker within a child welfare arena. Up to 3 credit hours taken outside of WSU may be used for the certificate.

How to enroll

To add this certificate to your plan of study:

  • Log into the myWSU portal, find the Student Tools box (center of the page) and click "Change my Major/Minor."
  • Click continue (this will show your current major and minor).
  • Click continue, then click on "Add a certificate" and choose your certificate program. Click continue and submit request.

Inside the Program

Social work project lets students learn firsthand about homeless veterans

Social work students can help make an impact in our local community.

A collaboration between the School of Social Work and the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center gave students the opportunity to learn more about the plight of homeless veterans in Wichita.

The project, which was part of the Creative Empowerment in Helping Professions class, culminated in a public art exhibition that displayed the work of homeless and formerly homeless veterans.

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