Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)

B.S.W. Bachelor of Social Work

Prepares social workers with the skills to promote economic and social justice, and improve the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

120 Credit Hours

100% online program

When admitted to an Online Cohort.


The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree prepares students for generalist social work practice to help improve the well-being of individuals, families, and communities with integrity. Students will also be able to integrate social work knowledge, values, and skills toward economic and social justice. The Texas State University Bachelor of Social Work program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and graduates will be able to engage in entry-level social work practice, apply for state social work licensure, and pursue graduate social work (MSW) studies. BSW level social workers help people of all ages and practice in such varied fields as child welfare, schools, long-term care, general social services, mental health care, and public assistance. Within the program, Social Work students must maintain high academic standards, develop the capacity to work with people from diverse backgrounds, and assist all people with any life difficulties and transitions they experience.

  • In the State of Texas Licensure is required if you identify yourself as a social worker by using titles or initials that create the impression that you are qualified or authorized to practice social work. This includes using any title containing the words "Social Worker" or initials such as LBSW, or LMSW. The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program at Texas State is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

  • B.S.W. graduates are employed across Texas, the U.S., and the world in a variety of practice fields, including child welfare, healthcare, behavioral mental health, education, and criminal justice. Alumni also fill a range of leadership positions in different agency-based settings, such as clinical practice, program development, or administration. The university’s location in the Austin-San Antonio corridor provides a range of opportunities for on-campus students.

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