Bachelor of Social Work

Georgia State University
Degree Level Bachelors
Total Credit Hours 120

Program Description

Social workers fight for social justice, help children and families, improve connections in communities and improve lives. It’s a noble profession and it can lead to a rewarding career for you. Jobs are numerous, including roles in hospitals, community health centers, schools, homeless shelters, nursing homes and nonprofit organizations. The bachelor of social work will prepare you for entry level work with these types of employers and also will make you ready to enter a master of social work program in the future.

Our curriculum is focused on nine competencies that are connected to our accreditation and licensure rules in Georgia.

You will have a foundation for understanding human behavior in a variety of different contexts and social settings.

You will practice methods for intervention with individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations, and systems.

The curriculum is designed to develop your skill in:

  • critical thinking and ethics
  • intervention approaches with diverse populations
  • understanding of human functioning and the social environment
  • practice evaluation and research.

Admissions Information

Students are currently required to live in Georgia while completing the program to facilitate field placements.

All of your BSW courses are fully online, and you would complete a field placement in your local community in Georgia. Courses may be synchronous (requiring real-time, online sessions) or asynchronous (no required real-time, online sessions).

Courses are filled on a first-come, first-serve registration basis.

For a student to be considered for B.S.W. status, the student must:

  1. Be in good standing at Georgia State with a minimum institutional GPA of 2.5.
  2. File a formal application in the school for B.S.W. status.
  3. Have grades of C or higher in English 1101 and 1102.
  4. Have successfully completed Areas A through F (except SW 2000).
  5. Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 or better in the lower-division courses counted for completion of Areas A-F and a minimum grade of C or higher in SW 2000, if completed.

Entry into the B.S.W. program is a selective process on a space availability basis. A student who meets only the minimum GPA or other criteria is not necessarily guaranteed acceptance. Qualified students who are denied entry at one time will be placed on a competitive waiting list in the order of their denial to await possible access to the program at a subsequent time.

Access the BSW application

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