Make a Difference in Your Community Through Direct Social Work Practice
Earn your BSW and prepare for initial direct practice as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) with our CSWE-accredited online program.
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Become a Licensed Social Worker
The Bachelor of Social Work online program from Greenville University prepares students to pursue Licensed Social Work (LSW) certification. You can finish your degree in just two years while gaining valuable experience through 400 hours of hands-on fieldwork. Our field director, who is a licensed social work practitioner, provides expert guidance in identifying and pursuing field placement opportunities.
This program is delivered in a flexible format ideal for working adults and features an integrative approach combining principles of social justice, criminal justice, and Christian ethics. With our small class sizes, you will receive personal attention and mentorship from experienced faculty. You will also learn to apply your coursework across disciplines and make a positive impact in your community as an advocate and leader of social change.
Greenville’s BSW degree online program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and meets high academic and professional standards. When you graduate, you will have the theoretical knowledge and practical experience to pursue graduate study or be employed in school districts, child services agencies, churches, healthcare organizations, and more.
As a student in Greenville’s BSW online program, you will study a comprehensive curriculum made up of topics like developmental psychology, research methods, marriage and family dynamics, social work practice, social work policy, and more.
You will also complete 400 hours of fieldwork in your community to make meaningful connections between coursework and real-world social work practice. Students receive assistance from our field director to identify field placement opportunities.Curriculum Details
When you complete the BSW degree online program, you will be able to:
- Go where others are taught to avoid, including talking openly about difficult subjects and saying hard but necessary things.
- Conduct biopsychosocial assessments, active listening, contracting, and preparing for practice.
- Utilize advocacy skills to advocate for clients.
- Demonstrate care, competency, and professional demeanor with clients and colleagues while creating community collaborations to best enhance clients’ opportunities for future success.
- Understand the importance of self-care for you and your clients.
- Navigate complex community and government programs, ethical dilemmas, and cultural conflicts.
- Appreciate the strengths, challenges, and mutual benefits of every client program while learning to align your Christian faith within the practice of social work and examining values and biases in the context of the National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics.
- Conduct empirical research and use research to improve practice outcomes and advocate for policy changes.
Graduates of Greenville’s Bachelor of Social Work online program are qualified for initial direct practice and to pursue licensed social worker (LSW) certification. Students can also continue their education at the graduate level to earn the Master of Social Work (MSW) credential, which can be completed in as little as one year.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the average salary for social workers is $51,760. With 13% job growth expected through 2029, trained social workers are needed nationally in many different settings. Earn your BSW online from Greenville and prepare for a rewarding and in-demand career.Explore Career Outlook
This program is $459 per credit hour and includes 120 credits. To finish your degree faster and for a lower cost, you can transfer up to 69 credits into the Bachelor of Social Work online program. Our expert enrollment team can help you understand your transfer options through a free credit evaluation.
Greenville is proud to offer high-quality online degrees with competitive tuition. We will work with you to ensure that your educational dreams are within reach.Tuition and Fees
Learn From Social Work Experts
Greenville’s distinguished and caring faculty bring years of relevant experience to the online classroom, so you gain valuable skills for social work practice. They offer one-on-one mentorship and guidance as you complete coursework, fieldwork, and post-graduate or career preparations.Get Started
Study in a format that fits your life with our flexible and convenient online programs. Online learners receive personal support from application to graduation and experience the same academic rigor as on-campus students.Online Learning Benefits
Your education is an investment in your future. With our competitive tuition and transfer credit options, you can make your degree affordable. Learn more about federal aid, military benefits, and scholarships to fund your studies.Tuition and Aid
Frequently Asked Questions
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This program is designed to be completed in two years. Visit our courses page to review the curriculum.
Total tuition for the online BSW program is $55,080 with no transfer credits applied. With the maximum number of transfer credits (69) applied, the total tuition cost is $23,409. You can learn more about tuition and fees here.
You can transfer up to 69 previously earned credits into our online BSW program. Find out more about our admission policy here.
Graduates of this program are prepared for direct practice as licensed social workers (LSW) or continued study at the graduate level.