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    Bachelor's in Social Work Program


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    Bachelor's in Social Work Program

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    The undergraduate social work program will prepare you for social work licensure in the state of Ohio, for entry-level social work practice, and for admission to graduate school. Through the program's strengths-based approach, you'll become a competent social work professional ready to work with diverse populations, those who are at risk of oppression, especially women, and to advance social and economic justice through leadership.

    You’ll be individually matched with agencies and organizations for fieldwork practice based on your interests. Your professors will know you well enough to place you in agencies doing work you are passionate about, connect you with mentors you will click with, and seek out fieldwork environments that match your post-college goals.

    This program offers both online and in-person courses and is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

    Online, Accelerated Social Work Program

    Ursuline also offers an online, accelerated version of this undergraduate social work curriculum that is especially well suited to working adults. Learn more.

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    Bridge Program: Bachelor's in Social Work Program

    As a graduate of Ursuline's Bachelor's in Social Work (BSW) program, you'll have advanced standing in the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Social Science.

    Careers: Bachelor's in Social Work Program

    U.S. News and World Report ranks social work in the Ten Best Social Service Professions. By 2022, the field is expected to grow by 19%. Here is just a sample of the community agencies and organizations employing our Social Work graduates:

    • AIDS Task Force
    • BeechBrook
    • Community Partnership on Aging
    • Crossroads Hospice
    • Hospice of the Western Reserve
    • Medical Free Clinic
    • MetroHealth System
    • Recovery Resources
    • West Side Community House
    • Women Safe
    • Women’s Re-entry Network

    Admission Requirements: Bachelor's in Social Work Program

    Upon completion of the SW 338 Theory course, you'll complete a formal admission process to pursue the Bachelor's in Social Work (BSW) degree. Criteria for admission includes:

    • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in general education coursework and an average of 2.50 in courses designated as part of the Social Work Program.
    • Evidence good moral character, emotional maturity, and commitment to the ethical code of the social work profession.
    • Submit two letters of recommendation supporting the candidate’s abilities, motivation and suitability for the social work profession.
    • Make formal application to the Social Work Program.
    • Interview with the faculty designated by the program director.

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