BSSW – Online Social Work Degree Empower Communities, Transform Lives


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Online* with one virtual intensive

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Do you want to offer hope to individuals, families, and communities — both locally and statewide? If so, you may be interested in becoming a social worker with advanced training from Liberty University.

If you’re not interested in attending class on a residential campus but you’d like to work towards becoming a social worker, degrees online are available. Of those options, Liberty offers one of the most affordable, credible, and respected BSSW degrees online.

Our online Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) degree can help you tackle critical social challenges through an understanding of human psychology. Learn to evaluate, engage with, and intervene for individuals, families, and communities. With the skills you gain from our online bachelor’s degree in social work, you can help the people of your community take a step toward healthier lives.

Our online BSSW degree can help you adapt to hurting communities in a diverse world. Learn from industry professionals with real-world experience in human services and get on-the-job experience in your community through social work field placements. Best of all, you can fit your education into your life with Liberty University’s flexible online learning environment.

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

Liberty maintains strict compliance with all licensure requirements for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Not a Virginia resident? We want to help find the best program for you! To view educational requirements and whether a specific program aligns with the licensure requirements for your state, please review our licensure/certification requirements webpage.

Is a BSSW considered a social worker?

Through Liberty’s online social work classes, you can receive specialized training in assessments, intervention strategies, and counseling techniques. These skills can help prepare you to practice as a human services professional in diverse communities. As a social worker, you can be empowered to help families and individuals make positive life changes, no matter their background.

The online social work degree helps provide you with specialized training and experience that can help equip you to become a social worker. The knowledge and practical skill sets you can gain can also help meet a critical demand for human services expertise in many industries.

Your skills and hands-on experience with a degree in human services can lead to various career opportunities. Research, criminal justice, education, government, and other important management roles all require advanced training. Our online BSSW degree can help prepare you to fill the increasing needs in the private, public, and nonprofit markets. With people-focused understanding, you can be a valuable human services asset.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

  • Adoptions clinician
  • Child welfare worker
  • Counselor
  • Gerontology social worker 
  • Group home/residential worker
  • Healthcare social worker
  • Hospital social worker 
  • Human services leader
  • Medical social worker
  • School social worker

Social work is not a one-size-fits-all field which is why we offer a variety of specializations tailored to meet diverse needs and interests. Each specialization is designed to help equip you with the specific knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience needed to begin your journey in your chosen area. You can study the ways to assess and address individual and community needs, develop and implement effective intervention strategies, and advocate for those who can’t always speak for themselves.

Our Bachelor of Social Work degree has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Individual state licensure requirements may vary and are subject to change without notice. View your state’s requirements here: licensure/certification requirements.

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Not sure what to choose?

Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

*Not applicable to certificates.