Develop an understanding of the basics of social work while also gaining hands-on, practical experience in the field.

Ranked in the top 50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges in the U.S.

Program Details

Next Start Date: 5/08/2024
Course Length: 8 Weeks
Estimated Length: 4 Years
Credit Hours: 120
Cost Per Credit: $424
Accreditation: CSWE

Bachelor of Social Work Overview

The online BSW from Campbellsville University teaches you the foundations of social work so that you can help and support other individuals and groups. After graduating from this program, you will understand how to be an effective social work professional and how to approach clients from a position based on ethics and Christian values. You can then pursue a career in the field or continue your studies with our online MSW. You will study areas such as marriage and family relationships, crisis intervention and social policies.

Through the program, you’ll learn the historical and contemporary principles of social work, as well as the theoretical perspectives related to the field. You will also discover the necessary skills for performing generalist social work practice in a variety of areas, including communities and organizations, individuals, families and groups. Through a required practicum, you will acquire hands-on experience in a supervised social work environment in order to demonstrate your achievement of social work core competencies, which are set forth by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). In addition, you will be able to choose three electives to complete your degree and better tailor it to suit your interests. Some of the elective choices include aging, addictions, foster care and adoption, medical social work, school social work and human rights.

Our online BSW degree offers an interactive classroom, in which you can interact with your professor and other students through video interaction. Our professors are personable and can provide individualized attention thanks to the small class sizes. You’ll also be able to complete a debriefing session with your professors to help solve any problems. Additionally, our social work faculty are experienced in working with non-traditional students who are seeking a comprehensive, experiential social work education.

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Our online Bachelor of Social Work program is also accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The fully online program gives you the opportunity to study whenever best fits your busy personal and professional schedules. The program’s faculty members also have a wide range of real-life experiences that they incorporate into the curriculum.

Additional Program Information

Related Social Work Degrees

Course Map

Our online BSW degree consists of a total of 120 credit hours, with 51 credit hours for the social work core curriculum and an additional six hours of electives. The four-year program can be completed in as little as two years, depending on the amount of credits transferred.

Admissions Requirements

Admission to the BSW program is a two-step process. In order to apply to Campbellsville University’s accredited online bachelor’s degree in social work, students must complete or submit for review the following steps:

Apply to CU:

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcripts, including a complete record of all courses attempted, from each college or university previously and currently attended
  3. If transferring less than 24 credit hours, submit an official high school transcript

Apply to the Carver School of Social Work:

After you are admitted to Campbellsville University, and once you’ve met the necessary pre-requisites*, you may begin the Carver School admissions process.

  1. Carver School specific application
  2. Three letters of reference

*30 hours of general education courses including BIO 110, ENG 111, PSY 111, SOC 110 and POL 110

Information on State Licensure Requirements

Costs & Financial Aid

The online BSW degree costs $424 per credit hour. In order to help students afford their education, Campbellsville University’s staff is available to work with students to discover available financial aid options.

Careers in Social Work

After graduating from our online bachelor’s degree in social work, you can pursue several career paths in the field. Some potential careers include:

Why CU Online?

Focused on Your Growth

Our well-rounded education in the arts and sciences is central to our goal of fostering your personal and professional growth.

Faith-Based Education

Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, we welcome diverse perspectives and prepare students to become Christian servant leaders.

Affordable and Convenient

Campbellsville seeks to provide an affordable education for its students. Our online degree programs are in a convenient format, so you can study whenever and wherever you want.


Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.

Benefits of Learning Online

Campbellsville University offers several dynamic online degrees so that students can continue their education and hone their skills. Campbellsville’s online campus has been recognized as one of the best by numerous outlets. The institution’s faculty members have real-world experience in their fields, so students can get a glimpse of working in their prospective career. Students can also conveniently fit online coursework into their busy schedules.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

View All FAQs.