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Bachelor's Degree in Social Work Online
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
On-campus with required internship
Transfer Credits
Up to 90 credit hours can be transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Aug 19, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Become an Advocate for Those Who Need it Most with Liberty’s Social Work Degree!

Prepare yourself for a career that really makes a difference! Earning a bachelor’s degree in social work will give you the skill set you need to become an advocate for people from all walks of life. Liberty’s social work degree will equip you with compassion and care for these people, so you can become an industry leader with excellence and integrity!

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Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW)?

Pursue Liberty’s Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW) and set yourself up for success! If you are looking to work for any sort of social service agency, a social work degree will help you stand out. These agencies prefer to hire candidates that have this specific degree under their belt.

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What Will You Learn in Our Social Work Program?

Develop the skills you need to succeed wherever your career in social work takes you! Our program focuses on equipping you with care and compassion as you learn best practices you will use on a daily basis. We want you to feel as prepared as possible to provide the best social, mental, and spiritual help you can to those who need it most.

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Degree Info
Potential Careers
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Social Work Degree

We want to see you succeed! That’s why we offer various ways for you to take your classroom knowledge and apply it in your future career field. Through our social work degree, you have the ability to gain hands-on experiences in social work through:

  • Department of Psychology activities and events, where you can deepen your awareness of social injustices and learn from industry leaders on how to go about making a difference!
  • Joining one of our clubs and student organizations, such as the Social Work Club, where you can network with peers and professors alike.
  • Field experience opportunities and internships that allow you to gain invaluable work experience. Choose to do so near Lynchburg, at home, through our Washington Fellowship program, or even internationally!

Social Work Bachelor’s Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Social Work Graduates

  • Adoption and Foster Care
  • Counseling/Private Practice
  • Geriatrics
  • International Social Work or Missions
  • Medical Social Work
  • Military Social Work
  • Research
  • School Social Work

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • SAT, ACT, or CLT scores
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.