Focus on Helping Others with a BSW Degree
Social work is a dynamic and challenging profession, rich in a tradition of helping. The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree program at Marywood is part of a nationally recognized School of Social Work. On the undergraduate level, we prepare generalist social work practitioners who are able to help individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Students who graduate with a social work degree 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.
At Marywood, you can earn both a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree and Master of Social Work (MSW) degree in just five years. The social work degrees will prepare you for a career in a variety of social work settings.
- Field experience in first year of study
- Dual-degree option
- Extracurricular learning through local/state conferences
- Active student organization
Outcomes & Opportunities
Field Experiences agency placement in settings that engage students in supervised social work practice
Top Career Paths
- Behavioral (Mental Health) Counselor
- Substance Use and Recovery Treatment
- Medical Social Worker
- School Social Worker
Dig Deeper Into the Program Details
Undergraduate Admissions Requirements
- Completed application
- Official transcripts
- Letter of recommendation
- Official SAT and/or ACT test scores (Marywood is test optional)
- Essay (optional)
Map & Directions
The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues, contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space for Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology and Counseling, Education, and Business students. Market Marywood is also located here.
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