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    Online Social Work Bachelor's Degree Program


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    Social Work Online Social Work Bachelor's Degree Program

    Make your world more caring, just, and effective by earning your bachelor’s in social work (BSW) degree online.

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    If you are a working adult who feels called to advocate for and serve others in a meaningful way, the online social work program may be for you. You can complete your bachelor's degree and prepare for licensure without quitting your current job. Plus, you'll experience a collaborative, flexible, and challenging curriculum and a sense of community in each class.

    Online Social Work Program Accreditation & Further Study

    Because the online BSW program is fully accredited by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Council on Social Work Education, graduates have the option of advanced placement in a master’s degree program, having earned up to 15 credits of graduate-level work within the bachelor's in social work program. Learn more about Ursuline College's social work accreditation and licensing. View the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation assessment summary here.

    Fieldwork Experience

    In addition to the 15-week semesters in the BSW program, students are individually matched with agencies and organizations for field work in their local communities.

    Social Work Program for Traditional Undergraduates

    The Social Work Program offers both online and in-person course options for completing your degree. Learn more.

    Social Work major virtual Open House video

    Careers: Online Social Work Bachelor's Degree Program

    The 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. Our graduates are making a difference as social workers in many fields, including aging, children and family services, mental health, addictions, health care, and criminal justice.

    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

    What Ursuline BSW Alumni are Doing

    Online Social Work Bachelor's Degree Program

    How much can you make with a bachelor's in social work?

    The estimated annual salary of our bachelor’s in social work graduates is $51,564, well above the national average of $50,470 (source: This field is expected to grow much faster than average from 2019 to 2029.

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