Online Bachelor of Arts (BSW) in Social Work
The MVNU School of Graduate & Professional Studies offers a Bachelor of Social Work degree program with an engaging and relevant curriculum that equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary to become effective social work professionals. The program can be taken 100% online (with the exception of in-person practicum experiences), giving students the ability to fit it into their already busy schedules. Students graduate well-equipped to pursue social work licensure and, if desired, graduate-level education.
A cohort format with opportunities to connect on Zoom helps build connections with other students and allows for greater interaction with your instructors. Courses are primarily asynchronous, giving you the flexibility to review course material and submit assignments around a full-time career and other obligations. All students will also complete an in-person field assignment to fulfill state licensing requirements.
This program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Board of Accreditation (BOA). Accreditation of a baccalaureate or master's social work program by the BOA indicates that it meets or exceeds standards of program quality evaluated through a peer review accreditation process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the BOA has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Accreditation applies to all program options, which includes locations and delivery methods. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program. Review our program's accredited status in CSWE's Directory of Accredited Programs. For more information about social work accreditation, contact CSWE's Department of Social Work Accreditation.
Department Mission Statement
The mission of the Social Work Program is to develop the whole person intellectually, emotionally, physically, socially, and spiritually to become a competent, value-based professional for global impact through entry-level generalist practice, continuing professional education, and service.
Social Work Degree Highlights
A degree in social work can help you seek to serve anywhere people are lonely, hurting, and in need of professional support. Our accelerated online program can be completed anytime, anywhere.
Tuition & Cost
$350 per credit hour**
Total Credit Hours
*30 credit hours of the program must be completed at MVNU. Other restrictions may apply. Please contact our Enrollment Team for additional information.
Courses you might take
Social Justice and Advocacy
A study of the relationship between social problems, social policies, and social programs within historical, philosophical, and institutional contexts with an emphasis on social and economic justice and human rights.
Analysis of Social Policy
A study of the integration of federal, state, and local social policy and generalist social work practice. Special emphasis is given to frameworks for influencing, formulating, analyzing, and implementing social policy, especially as social policy impacts populations-at-risk.
Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities
A study of empirically-based knowledge, values, ethics, and skills of generalist social work practice with organizations and communities.
Bachelor of Social Work
- Student Success Strategies
- Foundations of Generalist Social Work Practice
- Social Justice and Advocacy
- Introduction to Statistics
- Social Science Research Methods
- Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
- Social Work Practice with Individuals
- Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
- Social Work Practice with Groups
- Social Work Practice with Families
- Preparation for Field Education
- Social Work Practice with Organization and Communities
- Analysis of Social Policy
- Integrated Social Work Seminar
- Social Work Practicum
- Total Program Hours
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Get the Facts
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The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that social work is one of the fastest-growing career fields in the United States, and data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration indicates that professional social workers are the nation's largest group of mental health service providers. Social work is a dynamic profession with a dual focus on empowerment and social change within individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities and society as a whole.
Explore more careers in social work.
- Case Managers
- Mental Health Counselors
- Child Welfare
- Addiction Specialists
- Shelter Supervisors
- Nonprofit Leaders
- Geriatric Care Specialists
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