Bachelor of Social Work BSW Program Highlights
Students in our programs share our vision to advance social justice, environmental justice, and economic justice, and promote equity and equality in our local and global communities.
With a BSW degree, you will gain knowledge and skills about human behavior and social systems, with a particular focus on helping people who are vulnerable or oppressed. A professional degree in social work is a catalyst to being an agent of change for individuals, families, and communities.
Our BSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and prepares you for real-world practice with 450 hours of field internship education. Many of our BSW students choose to continue and earn their MSW or PhD in Social Work, including our Advanced Standing MSW program for students with an accredited BSW degree.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates social work professions will grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028. Social work practitioners focus both on the person and their environment in many critically essential areas, such as:
- child welfare social worker,
- medical/public health social worker,
- mental health counselor, and
- school social worker.
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Bachelor of Social Work Learn More
The School of Social Work BSW degree program is is designed so you can graduate ready to practice social work and excel in your professional life. Learn more about becoming a Social Work major in our Choose CSU program introduction video:
Undergraduate Social Work Study
You will master the six foundation generalist social work practice roles in our BSW program. We help you develop your dedication to ethical standards, sensitivity to human differences and cultural competence, social and economic justice especially as it applies to vulnerable populations, and research affirmed practice.
Bachelor of Social Work Addictions Counseling Concentration
The Addictions Counseling Concentration provides undergraduate students in Social Work with course requirements for becoming a certified addictions counselor (CAC Level 1) in the state of Colorado. Students will be placed in an addictions treatment setting for the required field placement in Social Work. This concentration will allow students to gain specialized knowledge and skills for working in the addictions field or with future clients with addictions.
- Coursework for Certified Addictions Counselor—CAC Level 1 credentials in the state of Colorado
- Includes substance abuse field placement internship
- Field placement counts towards required 1,000 hours for CAC Level 1