Social Work, BSW

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Social work practitioners are committed to the enhancement of individual, family and group problem-solving capacities and the creation of a more nurturing, just and humane social environment.

The undergraduate curriculum leads to a BSW. Juniors and seniors majoring in social work focus on social work courses in social policy and services, human behavior in the social environment, social work practice, research and field instruction in community agencies. In addition, majors take elective courses in related areas.

Students interested in completing the Bachelor of Social Work program in Tucson are encouraged to complete a Transfer Admission Guarantee program. The Tucson location option is only available to transfer students. For admission requirements, students should see https://socialwork.asu.edu/programs/bsw/social-work.

Program Offered

Social Work, BSW

Offered by
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Location
Downtown, West, View Major Map

Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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WUE eligible program
Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.

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Career Outlook

The program prepares students to be generalist social work practitioners, focusing on advocacy, referrals, case management and problem-solving functions with individuals, groups, families, organizations and the community.

Employment in social work is expected to increase commensurately with the needs of a growing and diverse population.

Social workers are employed in public and private agencies dealing with a wide variety of social issues, including:

  • adoption
  • aging
  • AIDS
  • child abuse
  • corrections
  • delinquency
  • disability
  • discrimination
  • domestic violence
  • family dysfunction
  • foster care
  • health
  • homelessness
  • mental health
  • poverty
  • school-related problems
  • substance abuse
  • teen pregnancy

Social work skills such as problem-solving, resource utilization, counseling, group work and community organization are also useful for positions with industry in employee relations and mediation.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 23.2%
Social Workers, All Other8.3%$61,980
Counselors, All Other 14.3%$43,370
Social Science Research Assistants4.3%$46,000
Marriage and Family Therapists 23.4%$48,790
Healthcare Social Workers 20.1%$54,870
Mental Health Counselors 23.1%
Social and Community Service Managers 18%$64,100
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 14.2%$44,380
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 19.3%$43,250

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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