What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

A minimum of 120 credit hours must be completed. A full-time student may complete this program in four years.

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

Fall admission applications are only accepted from January 1 through July 1.

Georgia State Undergraduate Application Deadlines

Social Work, B.S.W.

The Bachelor of Social Work is the entry-level degree, and the B.S.W program provides a solid educational experience for entry-level social work practice. Through course work, internships, and involvement in other school and university opportunities, our graduates find employment in a variety of human service contexts and choose to enroll in graduate programs for social work and related disciplines. The B.S.W curriculum provides students with theory for understand human functioning across a variety of different contexts and social settings. In addition, students are taught methods of intervention for practice with individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations. The curriculum is organized around competencies and practice behaviors that promote knowledge and skill development in critical thinking and ethics, intervention approaches with diverse populations of clients, understanding of human functioning and the social environment, and practice evaluation and research. In addition to their coursework, students complete an internship that promotes the integration of their academic content within the context of a social service setting.

Social Work, B.S.W.

The Bachelor of Social Work is the entry-level degree, and the B.S.W program provides a solid educational experience for entry-level social work practice. Through course work, internships, and involvement in other school and university opportunities, our graduates find employment in a variety of human service contexts and choose to enroll in graduate programs for social work and related disciplines. The B.S.W curriculum provides students with theory for understand human functioning across a variety of different contexts and social settings. In addition, students are taught methods of intervention for practice with individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations. The curriculum is organized around competencies and practice behaviors that promote knowledge and skill development in critical thinking and ethics, intervention approaches with diverse populations of clients, understanding of human functioning and the social environment, and practice evaluation and research. In addition to their coursework, students complete an internship that promotes the integration of their academic content within the context of a social service setting.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

A minimum of 120 credit hours must be completed. A full-time student may complete this program in four years.

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines
View Admissions Requirements

Fall admission applications are only accepted from January 1 through July 1.

Georgia State Undergraduate Application Deadlines

Careers

Social workers are members of one of the faster growing professions. They are concerned with a wide variety of issues related to personal growth, the development of flexible and positive relationships, and the establishment of social justice.

Social work is a profession for those with a spark of idealism, a belief in social justice and a love of working with people. Social work offers the chance to work with and for people of all kinds: rich and poor, white and black, young and old, in hospitals, at home or at work.

Program Details

For a student to be considered for B.S.W. status, the student must:

  1. Be in good standing at Georgia State with a minimum institutional GPA of 2.5.
  2. File a formal application in the school for B.S.W. status.
  3. Have grades of C or higher in English 1101 and 1102.
  4. Have successfully completed Areas A through F (except SW 2000).
  5. Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 or better in the lower-division courses counted for completion of Areas A-F and a minimum grade of C or higher in SW 2000, if completed.

Entry into the B.S.W. program is a selective process on a space availability basis. A student who meets only the minimum GPA or other criteria is not necessarily guaranteed acceptance. Qualified students who are denied entry at one time will be placed on a competitive waiting list in the order of their denial to await possible access to the program at a subsequent time.

The BSW application can be found here.

Students admitted to the School of Social Work begin as Exploratory Social Work students and change their status only after the student has made formal application and formal admission has been granted. Exploratory Social Work status is assigned to students who have not completed all lower-division courses in Areas A-F or have not met GPA eligibility requirements. Once students are admitted they will continue with their required program courses, which include mandatory field education.

The curriculum includes:

  • 42 hours of core courses (Areas A – E)
  • 18 hours of courses related to the program of study (Area F)
  • 48 hours of major courses (Area G)
  • 12 hours of electives (Area H)
  • Total of 120 credit hours

View a detailed list of curriculum requirements.

Description

Georgia State BSW Assessment document

 

Georgia State University
Baccalaureate Social Work Program
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes.

Download Assessment

Contacts

The School of Social Work
55 Park Place NE; 5th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Phone: 404-413-1050
Fax: 404-413-1075

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
14 Marietta St
Atlanta, GA 30303

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