BS in Social Work (BSW)

Social Work (B.S.)

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Residential Program

Be on the forefront of advocacy for justice, compassion, and care for people who find themselves in need of social, mental, or spiritual help. With a Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW), you can help people, communities, and organizations both domestically and internationally. Liberty's Department of Social Work will prepare you to be the hands and feet of Christ in this gratifying and meaningful field.

Social workers can be found in a wide range of careers. Your profession could include counseling, ministry, case management, and program development. Get equipped for a career that helps people build better lives.

Benefits to Your B.S. in Social Work (BSW) Degree

  • Many social service agencies prefer to hire candidates with a social work degree
  • A BSW opens the door to multiple job opportunities
  • Advanced standing may be available to you (Earn up to one year academic credit towards a Master of Science in Social Work when you have earned your BSW from an accredited school)

Find a Career in:

  • Adoption agencies
  • Child services
  • Churches
  • Community organizations
  • Court systems
  • Developmental disability facilities
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Foreign missions
  • Government agencies
  • Hospices
  • Hospitals
  • Mental health clinics
  • Military bases
  • Nursing homes
  • Private practice
  • Schools
  • Social service agencies

Academic Information

Credit Hours

  • 120 hours minimum
  • Note: The Social Work Program does not give academic credit for life experiences or previous work experience. The program does recognize the value of previous work and life experience. The program encourages students to integrate the knowledge gained in the classroom with their work and life experience.

Courses You’ll Take:

  • Social Work Field Exploration: SOWK 120 
  • Chemical Dependency: SOWK 260
  • Human Behavior & the Social Environment: SOWK 300
  • Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations: SOWK 450

Program of Study

Degree Completion Plan (DCP)

Suggested Course Sequence (SCS)