Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work Program Information

Gain the skills you need to serve vulnerable populations with the online Bachelor of Social Work degree from Campbellsville University. Students learn the fundamentals of the complex social work field, including social policies, crisis intervention and marriage and family relationships. Graduates understand how to be effective social work professionals and how to approach clients from a standpoint supported by ethical and Christian ideals. And since the degree program is fully online, it offers the flexibility and convenience students need to succeed.

Course Offerings

This program includes 120 hours of study. Although the completion time will depend on the amount of transfer credits brought to CU, the program can be completed in as little as two years.

Core Curriculum (57 credit hours)
Take each course on this list (three credits each unless otherwise noted):
SWK 210 Introduction to Social Work
SWK 220 Practice I (Individual)
SWK 310 Social Policy and Planning
SWK 311 Human Behavior & the Social Environment I
SWK 312 Human Behavior & the Social Environment II
SWK 340 Practice II (Families)
SWK 342 Human Diversity
SWK 365 Quantitative Research
SWK 366 Qualitative Research
SWK 410 Field Practicum (12 credit hours)
SWK 420 Extended Field Practicum (6 credit hours)
SWK 421 Extended Field Practicum (6 credit hours)
SWK 450 Practice III (Community and Organization)
SWK 455 Practice IV (Group)

Electives (9 credit hours)
Choose three courses from this list:
SWK 315 Crisis Intervention
SWK 331 Marriage and Family
SWK 335 Human Rights
SWK 355 Faith Based Social Services
SWK 360 Child Abuse & Neglect
SWK 370 Child Abuse & Interventions
SWK 414 Introduction to Counseling
SWK 425 Death, Dying and Bereavement
SWK 460 Aging
SWK 480 Special Topics in Social Work
SWK 481 Addictions
SWK 482 Conflict Resolution
SWK 483 Foster Care & Adoption
SWK 485 Medical Social Work
SWK 486 School Social Work
SWK 490 Independent Study in Social Work

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Real-World Preparation

The career outlook for those entering the field of social work is bright. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects jobs in the field to rise 19 percent by 2022 – faster than the national average. Social workers can work with a number of populations, from children to the elderly to community health organizations.

Social workers can work in a variety of settings including:

  • State and Local Governments
  • Family Resource Centers
  • Adoption Agencies
  • Health Departments
  • Religious Organizations
  • Health Centers
  • Probation and Parole Departments
  • Assisted Living/Senior Care Centers

How to Apply

The Campbellsville application process is simple and straightforward. Student may enter this program in August and in January. Follow these steps to begin your journey:

  1. Submit a complete application for admission form.
  2. Arrange for the office of admissions to receive an official transcript (containing a complete record of all courses attempted) from each college or university previously and currently attended.
  3. Send three letters of recommendation from community leaders, pastors, teachers, or professionals who have knowledge of your interpersonal and learning skills.
  4. Completion of personal essay.
  5. If transferring less than 24 credit hours, arrange for the office of admissions to receive an official and final high school transcript and an official ACT or SAT score report.

Please note Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota, New Mexico and North Carolina do not accept any field placements for schools located outside their state. Due to the importance of the field practicum for social work degrees, North Carolina students will not be able to pursue the Bachelor of Social Work or the Master of Social Work degrees unless field positions can be secured from a neighboring state.

Advance your career in social work with the skills and tools employers are looking for. Request more information today.

This program is also available on campus in a traditional format. Learn more about Campbellsville University’s traditional Bachelor of Social Work program.

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