Social Work Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Focus on Helping Others with a BSW Degree

Social work is a dynamic and challenging profession, rich in a tradition of helping. The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree program at Marywood is part of a nationally recognized School of Social Work. On the undergraduate level, we prepare generalist social work practitioners who are able to help individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Students who graduate with a social work degree acquire the knowledge, values, ethics, and skills necessary for beginning professional social work practice. The curriculum consists of liberal arts, social-behavioral science, and professional social work courses. As part of the curriculum, students complete a series of three field experiences, one of which is a 450-hour field placement in a community social agency during the fall semester of the senior year. Field experiences take place in the freshman, junior, and senior years.

Five-Year Dual Degree Option »

At Marywood, you can earn both a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree and Master of Social Work (MSW) degree in just five years. The social work degrees will prepare you for a career in a variety of social work settings.

  • Field experience in first year of study
  • Dual-degree option
  • Extracurricular learning through local/state conferences
  • Active student organization

Top Employers

  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Child Welfare (County and Private)
  • Individual and Family Agencies
  • Hospitals/Community Health Centers

Top Career Paths

  • Behavioral (Mental Health) Counselor
  • Substance Use and Recovery Treatment
  • Medical Social Worker
  • School Social Worker

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Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official SAT and/or ACT test scores (Marywood is test optional)
  • Essay (optional)

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