What is a Social Work major?
If you share our vision to advance social, environmental, and economic justice and promote equity in our local and global communities, a Bachelor of Social Work major is right for you. The Bachelor of Social Work Program will enable you to become an agent of change for individuals, families, and communities.
Social work is both a high-impact and heavily in-demand career field. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates demand for social workers to grow by nearly 10% before 2030, outpacing many other professions.
Social work practitioners focus both on the person and their environment in many essential areas, such as:
- medical/public health,
- mental health,
- school social work,
- supporting individuals and communities experiencing adversity.
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As a graduate of our program, you will have over 400 hours of internship experience to ensure you’re readily prepared to launch your career.
Many students go on to apply for their Master of Social Work in our Advanced Standing MSW program, where you can earn your MSW in just one year.
Our BSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Learn more about Social Work from student Karen Guadarrama:
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 prepares you to become a certified addictions counselor in the state of Colorado. This concentration will allow you to gain specialized knowledge and skills for working in addiction settings or with clients with addiction. You will gain real world experience with addictions counseling as a part of your internship experience.
- 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