MajorSocial Work

Wichita State’s Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) is a fully accredited program combining quality curriculum with applied learning opportunities in community and state agencies throughout Kansas’ largest city. As a graduate, you’ll be prepared for professional practice as a generalist social worker—and ready to pursue an advanced degree.

Learn how social work is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU’s admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Social work project lets students learn firsthand about homeless veterans

Students pursuing a degree in social work 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 social work 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.


To complete the degree, you’ll take 45 credit hours of required social work courses, including practicum placements with a diverse range of urban and rural agencies.


A degree in social work from Wichita State opens doors to high-demand careers in a wide range of settings, from mental health clinics and schools to community development corporations and hospitals.

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