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Bachelor of Social Work Degree Program

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. Students graduate well-equipped to pursue social work licensure and, if desired, graduate-level education.

The BSW program—which is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education—is designed for students who have an associate degree in human services or social work. However, students who have earned a minimum of 56 transferable semester hours (84 quarter hours) from an accredited university and have completed the necessary social work foundation and cognate requirements are also eligible to apply to the BSW program. Students who have not completed the minimum credit requirement or foundation/cognate courses have the option to enroll in the Associate of Arts in General Studies program at MVNU to complete their remaining credit requirements necessary to begin the BSW program.

CLASSES START EVERY MONTH THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Program Details
EST. PROGRAM LENGTH:27 months
COURSE LENGTH:5-10 WEEKS
COST PER CREDIT HOUR:$350
CREDIT HOURS:46
TRANSFER CREDITS:all but 30*

*30 credit hours of the program must be completed at MVNU. Other restrictions may apply. Please contact our Enrollment Team for additional information.

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MVNU's BSW Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

CSWE Accredited

CURRICULUM

The Bachelor of Social Work program requires the following

46

credit hours:

BSW Courses Credit Hours
Personal Development and Research Skills 1
Foundations of Generalist Social Work Practice 3
Social Justice and Advocacy 3
Introduction to Statistics 3
Social Science Research Methods 3
Human Behavior and the Social Environment I 3
Social Work Practice with Individuals 3
Human Behavior and the Social Environment II 3
Social Work Practice with Groups 3
Social Work Practice with Families 2
Preparation for Field Education 1
Social Work Practice with Organization and Communities 3
Analysis of Social Policy 3
Integrated Social Work Seminar 2
Social Work Practicum 10

MVNU’s Bachelor’s degree in Social Work curriculum is guided by a Christian worldview and grounded in the six core values of social work: service, competence, integrity, the importance and centrality of human relationships, social justice, and the dignity and worth of the person.

Credit Hours
Intro to Social Work 3
Cultural and Human Diversity 3
Interviewing and Documentation 3
Field Observation 3

Credit Hours
Principles of Biology with Laboratory 4
General Psychology 3
Abnormal Psychology 3
Introduction to Sociology 3

All classes are offered fully online* or in-seat, one class at a time.

*The online social work program will provide synchronous opportunities to connect via zoom with your instructor and fellow cohort members.

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK CAREERS

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.

GRADUATES WITH A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK QUALIFY FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITION TITLES (AND MANY MORE):

  • Behavioral Management Aide
  • Community Outreach Worker
  • Case Management Aide
  • Rehabilitation Case Worker
  • Human Services Specialist
  • Probation Officer

FINANCIAL AID & BSW DEGREE PROGRAM COSTS

BSW DEGREE PROGRAM TUITION

Cost Per Credit Credit Hours Required Total Tuition
$350 46 $15,820

TUITION GUARANTEE

Students enrolled in the School of Graduate & Professional Studies can rest assured that their course-by-course tuition will not increase for the duration of their studies—even if the university’s charges for tuition are increased. That’s our tuition guarantee.

FINANCIAL AID

All BSW program applicants are advised to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. MVNU’s school code is 007085.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK DEGREE PROGRAM!

MVNU’s Bachelor of Social Work degree program strives to support and maximize student learning, allowing you to create meaningful relationships with your faculty and peers in an intentionally Christian learning environment. Prepare to be your brightest—request more information about the BSW degree at MVNU today!