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Start shaping your professional path with Walden’s CSWE-accredited online BSW program.
Choosing where to earn your bachelor’s degree is no easy decision. Walden makes the choice simpler by providing a high-quality, engaging Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program built from the ground up for adult learners.
Our online BSW is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), showing employers you graduated from a program that meets the highest standards in the field. As a BSW student at Walden, you also benefit from:
Easy transfer of credit: Save on time and tuition by transferring prior credits from community college, military service, or another accredited BSW program.
Expert faculty: Learn from dedicated, doctoral-level faculty, many of whom are active practitioners in the social work field.
Hands-on learning: Refine your skills in a safe yet realistic environment through a virtual BSW Skills Lab, video case studies, and supervised field experience.
Licensure preparation: Build confidence to sit for your state exam with our free licensure preparation module featuring robust study tools and other resources.
Enhanced support: First-time adult college student? The Walden Undergraduate Academy™ helps you build a solid academic foundation before starting your program.
Next Start Date: January 8, 2024
Transfer Credits: Up to 135 credits
Walden’s online BSW program helps you build the practical skills and knowledge needed to be a confident and capable practitioner. You’ll engage in 400 hours of field experience and invaluable face-to-face interactions that prepare you to work effectively with diverse populations. Course topics include:
Lifelong Learning Ladder
Walden offers a lifelong learning ladder that includes our CSWE-accredited online Master of Social Work (MSW), PhD in Social Work, and Doctor of Social Work programs. BSW graduates with a 3.0 GPA or better at graduation are eligible to enter our MSW program in the Advanced Standing option, which may reduce the credits required for completion of the program. This allows you to earn your MSW faster and at a lower overall cost.
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Social Work online program, you can look forward to moving into a field where the job outlook is growing at a rate of 16% from 2016 to 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.*
With Walden’s Bachelor of Social Work degree, you can effect social change in your community through a career as a:†*
NEXT START DATE: December 04, 2023
Receive five BSW tuition-free credits for every three paid courses you successfully complete. Up to $16,485 in savings.**
New students who are service members, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs are recognized in many programs with our Believe and Achieve Scholarship, which helps students reach their goals, plus an exclusive additional 10% savings. For other programs, these students are recognized with a 15% tuition discount for the life of their program.***
"What surprised me most about my Walden experience was the ease of completing my degree while working full time."
**Walden's Believe & Achieve Scholarship™ is available for new students starting on February 6, 2023, and later. For a full list of eligible programs and details on award amounts and eligibility visit www.waldenu.edu/financial-aid/grants-and-scholarships-details. Tuition-free coursework must be applied to the final courses in the program of enrollment prior to graduation.
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Enrollment Restrictions by State
Walden currently cannot enroll residents of the following states/districts into the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program: Washington.
Walden University's Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation is responsible for developing standards that define competent preparation for professional social workers and ensuring that social work programs meet these standards.
Note on Licensure
Walden University’s Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program meets the academic requirements to obtain the required credential to practice as a bachelors-level social worker in many states.State licensing boards are responsible for regulating the practice of social work, and each state has its own academic, licensure, and certification requirements for practice as a social worker at the bachelor’s degree level. Walden recommends that students consult the appropriate social work licensing board in the state in which they plan to practice to determine the specific academic requirements for licensure or other credentials. Walden enrollment specialists can provide information relating to the state-by-state requirements for licensure. However, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all licensing requirements for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of its coursework or programs will permit an individual to achieve state licensure, authorization, endorsement, or other state credential as a social worker.
ONGOING MILITARY OFFER:
A 15% tuition reduction for servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and their spouses.*
*A 15% tuition reduction is available to new students who are servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This tuition reduction is also available if you are a spouse of a servicemember, veteran, or employee of the VA. This tuition reduction cannot be retroactively applied. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course.
Walden may change the tuition reduction offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University Enrollment Specialist for details.Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, https://www.hlcommission.org/.