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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

MVNU’s Bachelor’s degree in Social Work curriculum is guided by a Christian worldview and grounded in the

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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. Students enrolled in either the on-campus or online BSW degree program have the opportunity to learn a multitude of subjects in addition to the required social work courses, including English composition, Natural Science, and a number of Liberal Arts electives of their choosing.

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

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

Bachelor of Social Work Program Formats

On-Campus Bachelor of Social Work

Students attend GPS's Mount Vernon campus for a fully on-ground program, with courses scheduled one at a time. A cohort format helps build connections with other working professionals striving toward the same goals and allows for greater interaction with your instructors. Following all courses, students will continue onto their field observation assignment.

Online Bachelor of Social Work

Seeking to make a difference in the world knows no location or boundary. For this reason, MVNU offers the Bachelor of Social Work in an online format, allowing individuals across the country to earn this credential around their schedule and improve their career opportunities or change fields.

Keeping to the same curriculum structure, the online BSW is based around the same principles as our on-campus program. We group students by cohorts, and during each course, synchronous opportunities let you connect via Zoom with your instructor and fellow classmates. Yet, courses are primarily asynchronous, giving you the flexibility to review lectures and submit assignments around a full-time career and other obligations. All online BSW students will also complete an in-person field assignment to fulfill state licensing requirements.

Our online BSW is ideal for individuals aspiring to a bachelor’s–level career in social work or who want to pursue a graduate degree long term and are seeking an accessible accredited program to get themselves toward these goals.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BSW

Now offered online and in-seat, this program is great for working adults. Click the pre-recorded webinar link below to hear directly from the program coordinator about program structure, length to complete and cost. You will also learn more about next steps and how to connect with our enrollment team.


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.

ADMISSIONS PROCESS

HOW TO APPLY

PRIOR LEARNING

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK DEGREE PROGRAM!

Whether on-campus or online, 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!