Online Bachelor’s In Medical Social Work Degree
Credit Hours
Degree CSWE
Class Type
Online* with one virtual intensive
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
May 13, 2024

Become an Advocate for Patients and Their Families with Liberty’s Bachelor of Science in Social Work – Healthcare, Aging, and Medical

Are you seeking a degree that can help you work in the dynamic and expanding field of healthcare and social work? Opting for our Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) – Healthcare, Aging, and Medical Social Work cognate can help lay the groundwork for this path! This program is designed to help equip you with the essential knowledge, competencies, and abilities required for a career in diverse healthcare environments, such as hospitals and clinics, as a medical social worker. Completing this cognate can help prime you for a career as a professional social worker with specialized expertise and skills.

Our healthcare, aging, and medical social work online degree can help provide you with the tools needed to address vital social issues with a comprehensive understanding of human psychology. This program will train you to assess, connect with, and provide interventions for individuals, families, and communities. By acquiring skills from our online BSW, you can be well-prepared to guide others toward a healthier life.


Bsw Online Degree With Cswe Accreditation Cswe BadgeOur Bachelor of Social Work degree has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

This online medical social work degree is designed to help train you for working with diverse and challenging populations. Learn from seasoned professionals with firsthand human services experience and engage in social work field placements within your own community.

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

Why Choose Liberty’s Hospital Social Work Bachelor’s Degree?

Liberty University’s online Bachelor of Science in Social Work – Healthcare, Aging, and Medical Social Work helps enable you to make a positive impact locally, nationally, and internationally. This program can help you gain the skills and knowledge needed for a compassionate and effective career in social work, emphasizing insight into human behavior – a vital skill in people-focused industries.

Key features of the program include:

  • Flexibility: Study at your convenience, balancing education with personal commitments.
  • Expert Faculty: Learn from professors with real-world experience and a passion for student success.
  • Counsel on Social Work Education (CSWE) Accreditation: Ensures a high-quality curriculum that meets rigorous academic standards.
  • Career Preparation: Ideal for those aiming for graduate studies or roles in behavioral sciences.

Liberty has been a pioneer in distance education since 1985, so we understand the need for a degree program that shapes professionals without sacrificing personal responsibilities. The online BSW program at Liberty is designed to blend academic excellence and practical application, offering you the chance to gain valuable skills that are in demand. With Liberty’s flexible online structure, you can advance your education without pausing your life, receiving support and guidance from readily available professors committed to your success.

What Will You Learn in Our Medical Social Work Degree?

Liberty University’s online Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program offers a comprehensive education that can help ready you for a career in the human services field. The course curriculum is designed to provide specialized training in various essential aspects of social work. You can learn about conducting assessments, developing intervention strategies, and mastering counseling techniques. These skills are crucial for practicing as a human services professional across diverse communities. The program can help empower you to assist families and individuals from various backgrounds in making positive life changes.

The BSW program at Liberty is more than just an academic course; it’s a journey toward understanding human behavior and using this knowledge to foster healing, growth, and thriving in people’s lives. You can learn to build effective case management systems, develop support networks, and identify communities and individuals in need. Your training will also cover how to research and implement systems that cater to client needs and respond to critical care situations like abuse or mental health emergencies. This well-rounded approach can expose you to both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed in the field of social work.

The healthcare, aging, and medical cognate will cover how to engage with clients and families about client education, resource connections, and navigating services. Another often-overlooked topic is integrating a client’s religion/spirituality into care, treatment plans, and intervention approaches. As a Christian university, we want to increase cultural and religious competency in these areas of practice, which can tremendously influence a client’s physical and mental health outcomes. Our aim is to develop you into a culturally competent social worker skilled at meeting the diverse spiritual needs of all populations and client groups.

Despite being an online program, Liberty’s BSW degree does not compromise on providing hands-on experience. The program uniquely blends theoretical learning with real-world training, including a virtual intensive, that can help you gain the confidence needed to enter the field of social work. By partnering with Liberty, you can be set on a path to acquire the knowledge and expertise necessary for a career in social work or for further graduate study.

Featured Social Work Courses

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Degree Information
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Online Social Work Gerontology Degree

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • 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!
  • Learn field-tested techniques for addressing human services issues in your community.
  • Complete field placements in your area, allowing you to learn under practicing agents and gain real-world experience.

BS in Social Work – Healthcare, Aging, and Medical Degree Information

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    Military Benefits

    Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

    As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering 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)
    • 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

    Potential Career Opportunities for Healthcare, Aging, and Medical Social Work Graduates

    • Counselor
    • Gerontology social worker 
    • Group home/residential worker
    • Healthcare social worker
    • Hospital social worker 

    Note: Many states require an MSW to conduct clinically focused work such as crisis intervention, substance abuse counseling, cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical therapy, and motivational interviewing. Because requirements for becoming a social worker may vary, be sure to research your state’s licensure requirements for more information.

    Admission Requirements for Our Undergraduate Online Degrees

    Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information. 

    All applicants must submit the following:

    • Admission application
    • Application fee*
    • Official college transcripts
    • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
    • Official high school transcripts or official GED test scores are required for an official admissions decision
      • Students may be allowed to enroll in up to 12 credit hours with Liberty with the submission of an unofficial high school transcript and our High School Self-Certification form
    • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

    *There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

    **An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.