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B.S. in Social Work – Healthcare, Aging, and Medical Social Work

120

Credit Hours

Financial Aid

95% of undergrad students receive financial aid

Transfer Credits

Transfer up to 75% of degree total to Liberty

Specializations

Build on core courses & choose a specialized area of study

Accreditation

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Financial Aid

95% of undergrad students receive financial aid

Transfer Credits

Transfer up to 75% of degree total to Liberty

Specializations

Build on core courses & choose a specialized area of study

Accreditation

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Residential Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) – Healthcare, Aging, and Medical Social Work

Explore your interest in healthcare, wellness, administration, housing, policy, and social or community services with a B.S. in Social Work (BSSW) – Healthcare, Aging, and Medical Social Work from Liberty University. Here, you’ll be equipped to develop a proficiency and cultural competency to address client needs in a holistic manner.

This cognate will help you investigate various types of medical social work and develop foundational responsibilities and tasks, including engagement with clients and families, providing client education, resources, connections and services. You will take courses that address medical social work practice within hospitals, clinics, inpatient/outpatient settings, and various healthcare related services or agencies.

Learn how to care for the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. Find out how to engage with patients and their families in a variety of situations – from the home to the hospital and out into the community. This program relies on research-informed knowledge and evidence-based practice skills to help you relate with and help those in need. While a student, you will practice completing spiritual assessments and assisting clients in the development of coping skills with health and mental-health struggles. You will learn to adapt to and assist with changing family dynamics that impact aging adults throughout the life span. 

Learn from professors who are grounded in their Christian faith and who possess expansive knowledge and experience within the specialized areas identified within this cognate. This cognate will equip you for a career in for-profit, non-profit, local or government-based care.

The B.S. in Social Work – Healthcare, Aging, and Medical Social Work is also offered online.


Accreditation

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Liberty University is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) indicates that the program has met the criteria for the assessment of program quality, compliance with the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, and expected competence of graduates, as established by CSWE and as evaluated through a peer-review process. This accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods.


Academics: Social Work (BSSW) Degree

Credit Hours

120 hours**

Program of Study

B.S. in Social Work – Healthcare, Aging, and Medical Social Work

Admission Requirements

View Liberty’s undergraduate admissions requirements

Social Work Featured Courses

  • Medical Social Work Practice (SOWK 452)
  • Social Work Practice with Aging Adults (SOWK 432)
  • Religion, Health, and Healthcare (SOWK 462)
  • Two Required Field Placements Totaling 500+ Hours

**The BSSW 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.


Career Opportunities

  • Mental or Behavioral Health Management
  • Hospital Social Work
  • Public Health Work – Education or Clinical
  • Case Management
  • Advocacy
  • Community Support Centers for Aging
  • Adult Protective Services
  • Home Care, Outpatient, Assisted Living, or Rehab Centers
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