Bachelor of Social Work Degree

WSU's  bachelor of social work (BSW) degree  is a four-year undergraduate professional degree. The first two years consist of general education classes along with a series of foundation courses.

Students apply for admission to the program the semester before they hope to begin, and once admitted, complete their Junior and Senior years with their cohort in social work courses including human development, practice, policy and research. Students also have ample opportunities for putting their skills to use through the field education component of our program.

Upon successful completion of the BSW program, students are eligible for professional licensure in most states. Specifics for each state can be found at

BSW graduates from our program are eligible for "advanced standing" in most Master of Social Work programs, if they have completed their BSW within certain timeframes. This allows the student to finish an MSW in a shorter amount of time.

Our BSW program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) since 1984.