Social Work

Social work is a dynamic and challenging profession, rich in a tradition of helping. The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program prepares generalist social work practitioners who are able to help individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.

In the BSW program, students acquire the knowledge, values, ethics, and skills necessary for beginning professional social work practice. The curriculum consists of liberal arts, social-behavioral science, and professional social work courses. As part of the curriculum, students complete a series of three field experiences, one of which is a 450-hour field placement in a community social agency during the fall semester of the senior year. Field experiences take place in the freshman, junior, and senior years.

Qualified graduates may receive advanced standing in Marywood's Master of Social Work (MSW) Program, which enables them to earn an MSW degree in one year. 

Degree: Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
Program Website
College: College of Health & Human Services
Department Website: Social Work & Administrative Studies, School of


Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Council on Social Work Education

Contact Information

Office of University Admissions

BSW Program Director: Mike Freund
Marywood University