BSW Program Announcements and Information
The Bloomington BSW Program has grown in size over the past four years and now has over one hundred majors and sixty pre-social work majors. Class sizes are small and facilitated by excellent instructors with many years of experience as social workers, who create a dynamic and engaging learning environment. There are plenty of opportunities to work with other students and faculty members on community projects, social justice issues, and research activities. An active Social Work Student Association coordinates many events for students to get to know one another and to raise funds that support the work of agencies in our community. The BSW is considered a professional degree and graduates can be licensed by the State, making it a preferred degree by employers. Because the program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, BSW graduates are eligible to apply for an accelerated MSW program, reducing the time and expense typically required to obtain a graduate degree.
Students are encouraged to identify their interest in social work as early as possible by initially designating a pre-social major. Once the pre-social work major has been declared, students should contact the Social Work Department as soon as possible to arrange an advising appointment and outline a plan of study so that their BSW degree requirements can be completed as efficiently as possible. Transfer students are also encouraged to contact us, so that we may help facilitate your transition into the university and our program. To become a full social work major, students must be formally admitted and complete an application process by April 1 for the in preparation for the following Fall semester. Open houses, information nights and orientations are periodically scheduled to help students keep on track. The Social Work faculty, staff and I look forward to answering any questions you may have and to hopefully seeing you in our program!