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Explore the social work profession, develop career skills, and develop confidence in your professional identity. Our BSW program allows students to put essential social work skills, models, and training immediately into practice.
Walden’s BSW program primes you for the real world and preps you for licensure in some states* through hands-on training and evidence-based practices:
Courses, Admissions, and Financial Aid.
Walden’s Bachelor of Social Work program focuses on helping you build the practical skills and knowledge needed to be an ethical and competent practitioner. The program includes an invaluable face-to-face interaction to help you prepare for the real world and state license* as well as 400 hours of field experience. 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.
With Walden’s online BSW degree program, you can focus your studies on the area of greatest interest to you:
With Walden’s Bachelor of Social Work degree, you can effect social change in your community through a career as a:*
*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
Admission is considered for adult students who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:
Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials, starting with your application, and support you through your first day of classes.
Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by callingWalden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. , to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.
"What surprised me most about my Walden experience was the ease of completing my degree while working full time."
*Note on Licensure