Bachelor of Social Work

APU’s Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) gives students professional knowledge and skills through hands-on learning experiences to work in settings such as hospitals, schools, adoption agencies, domestic violence shelters, and mental health agencies, and with at-risk youth, those with disabilities, and more. Social work majors also gain tangible work experience through a structured 400-hour supervised senior year internship program.

Students get to learn and grow within a nationally accredited program featuring a faith-integration approach, which includes courses that incorporate service-learning components. Coursework can include areas such as grant writing, family violence, addiction, mental health, criminal justice, and international social work.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re a social work major if you:

  • Are dissatisfied with the status quo and want to change society for the better
  • Enjoy helping people help themselves through personal interactions
  • Are passionate about social justice issues
  • Seek a vast array of job opportunities and career advancement
  • Are interested in earning a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree
Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.