Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW) Online

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Are you interested in serving individuals and communities in need by earning a bachelor’s degree in Social Work (BSW) with 100% online courses? Social workers are in demand with jobs expected to grow by 12% through 2030 (Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook). If you are hoping to help make the world a better place, you can earn your BSW degree online quickly and affordably at Charter Oak.

The BSW degree from Charter Oak State College will prepare students to work in settings including school systems, community health centers, the criminal justice system, substance abuse treatment facilities, skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities, and in areas including mental health, elder care, substance abuse recovery, criminal justice, case management, and advocacy.

Combine qualified transfer credit with our already low tuition and fees for an affordable degree plan that works for you!

This major requires a minimum of 47 credits. All major requirements must be completed with a grade of 'C' or higher. An in person practicum is required.

  • Introduction to Social Work3 credits
  • Foundations of Social Work Practice3 credits
  • Direct Practice with Individuals/Couples3 credits
  • Direct Practice with Families/Groups3 credits
  • Macro Social Work Practice3 credits
  • History of Social Welfare3 credits
  • Theory and Practice3 credits
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment 13 credits
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment 23 credits
  • Introduction to Research3 credits
  • Social Work Field Practicum 14 credits
  • Social Work Field Practicum 24 credits
  • Health Inequities3 credits
  • Difference, Diversity and Privilege3 credits
  • Social Work Capstone3 credits
  • Total47 credits

Outcomes & Pathways

Students who graduate with a major in Social Work will be able to:

  • demonstrate proficiency to make sound judgments regarding ethical and professional behavior;
  • demonstrate proficiency in understanding diversity and difference in practice;
  • learn about and make sound judgments regarding the advancement of human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice;
  • demonstrate the ability to engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities;
  • demonstrate the ability to assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities; and
  • demonstrate the ability to intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
  • evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Why Charter Oak State College?

  • 100% online
  • Credit for credentials
  • Six (6) start dates
  • Expert Faculty