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Liberty University’s online Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to address critical social situations and events through an understanding of human psychology. While completing Liberty’s online social work degree, you will learn to evaluate, engage, and intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
Our online social work degree will teach you important ethical principles and help you develop critical thinking skills needed to adapt to a diverse world and provide care to hurting communities. Learn from industry professionals with real-world experience in human services, and get on-the-job experience in your community through field experience, all while fitting your education into your life with Liberty University’s award-winning flexible online learning environment.
With Liberty’s Bachelor's Degree Online in Social Work, you can help people in your community, or work with communities worldwide. Our online social work degree provides all of the skills needed for becoming a social worker, but also provides critical knowledge of human psychology that is sought after in every people-focused industry. According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, psychology-related employment opportunities are expected to have above-average growth through 2024*, providing many new career paths and applications for a social work degree.
You can pursue a practical, rewarding career with an online social work degree while still preparing yourself for future graduate studies, or pursue employment outside of the role of a social worker. Liberty’s online social work degree provides this flexibility of employment opportunities, while also giving you the needed online structure that lets Liberty fit into your life.
Liberty’s social work degree includes specialized training in assessments, intervention strategies, and counseling techniques to assist human services professionals practice in diverse communities. Serving as a social worker will require you to be able to assist in positive changes for individuals of varying ages, and families of many underserved communities of different racial and economic backgrounds. Liberty’s online social work degree provides this training along with the interdisciplinary skills required to earn a fully accredited bachelor’s degree, ensuring that you are prepared for future graduate studies or advancement in your career.
*SOWK 439 Course Guide not currently available.
For a more generalized and customizable human services degree, you may be interested in Liberty University’s online Bachelors in Psychology.
Improve your employment opportunities by demonstrating strategic human services knowledge, or prepare for graduate studies for advanced research or clinical counseling career.
Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee wishing to pursue our Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Online Program? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:
100% Online with one three-credit hour intensive
Two field placements with 500 hours of practical experience
You may visit the Online Field Experience page for more information about the two social work field placements.
While our online social work degree provides specialized training and experience to prepare you to become a social worker, the knowledge and practical skillsets you will gain will also meet critical needs for human services expertise in many industries. Learning skills and gaining hands-on experience in human services may lead to career opportunities in research, criminal justice, education, government, and other important interpersonal roles. The online social work degree helps students fill the needs in private, public, and non-profit markets for people-focused understanding, making you a valuable human services asset.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition