Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW)

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Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW)

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Become a Professional Helper with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work

Our nation is desperate for Christian leaders who will come alongside families and offer emotional and spiritual support in times of despair and worry. Social workers play a critical role in supporting their communities by helping them heal, overcome relational challenges, and regain their footing for a better future.

With a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Liberty University provides hands-on, Christ-centered training to give you the in-demand skills you need to foster healthy change and growth in the lives of children, families, and individuals in your community. Our online social work classes emphasize engaging, interacting, and aiding hurting individuals with compassion and love. Through an in-depth study of counseling techniques and intervention strategies, you can promote positive change in any age group.

Liberty University is committed to Training Champions for Christ to help meet the needs of hurting communities through social services training that is rooted in God’s word.

What Will You Learn in Our Online BSW Degree?

  • Chemical dependency and its impact on the lives of addicts
  • Social problems and practical solutions
  • How human behavior falls into patterns that can be countered and improved
  • Ethical issues in professional human services that will help you be a responsible caregiver

Liberty University’s B.S. in Social Work degree is a fascinating online program that will provide you with insights into how to help heal heartache and overcome difficulties that many people in communities face every day. You will learn to engage hurting people with compassion as you study under professors with real-world experience in the social work field. Our bachelor’s degree in social work is an excellent first step toward the requirements for state-licensed social workers or for future advanced studies in a master’s degree in social work.

You may also be interested in exploring our bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Career Options for BSW Graduates

  • Affirmative action officer
  • Clinical social worker
  • Foster care intervention specialist
  • Primary service coordinator
  • Transitional living specialist
  • Research assistant

Benefits of Earning Your Online BSW from Liberty University

As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by BestColleges.com — and ranked as the #2 online school in America by Niche.com. Earning your online BS in Social Work degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 5 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • Our program is accredited through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
  • This program may help you meet requirements for state licensure in social work. Please refer to your state’s social work requirements. 

Military Benefits

Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

  • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/retirees
  • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
  • Current Department of Defense employees

We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education degree by offering you the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts — $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)
  • Potential college credit for military training
120

Credit Hours

3.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Jan 18, 2021

Accreditation

CSWE

Experience That Matters to You

As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 30+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

And what’s that?

  • Affordability
  • Accessibility
  • Academic Quality

These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

We’re now ranked in the top 1% of online schools and universities for affordability, accessibility, and academic quality.

– by BestColleges.com

Why Choose Liberty University?

Enjoy Flexible Courses

Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

* excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

Maximize Your Time

Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

Grow in Your Faith

All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective and our faculty sees themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

Access Academic Support

Throughout your educational journey you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

At Liberty, we believe in putting a world-class Christian education within reach — so our tuition rates have been frozen for 5 years… and counting!

Why We’re Nonprofit

As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition in 5 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is the valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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Financing Options

Financial Aid

87% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!

Corporate Tuition Assistance

Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay for your classes.

Tuition Discounts

Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.