Social Work Undergraduate Program

Come In and Learn About Our BSW Program

BSW Program Information Meetings

Purpose:      To acclimate new and/or prospective BSW students into the social work program and assign advisors.

Where:         Pummill Hall Room 103 (Computer Lab)

When:                 Tuesday               August 15th 2017          12:00pm

                             Friday                  September 8th 2017      12:00pm

                             Friday                  October 6th 2017           12:00pm

                             Friday                  November 10th 2017      12:00pm

                             Friday                  December 1st 2017       12:00pm

                             Friday                  January 5th 2018          12:00pm

                             Wednesday         January 10th 2018        12:00pm

                             Friday                  February 2nd 2018        12:00pm

                             Friday                  March 9th 2018              12:00pm

                             Friday                  April 6th 2018                12:00pm

                             Friday                  May 4th 2018                 12:00pm

No RSVP necessary.

Why earn your Bachelor of Social Work at Missouri State?

  • Our professional program prepares you to work in the in-demand field of social work.
  • With a Bachelor of Social Work degree, you can earn your master’s degree in one additional year through our advanced standing degree option.
  • You gain hands-on experience through field experiences, which can take you around the world and help you understand what area of social work you are passionate about.
  • The Springfield community supports a variety of social service agencies — from clinical to faith-based to rural — providing you with opportunities to explore the profession before graduating.
  • Our undergraduate program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, which increases your eligibility for advanced placement in graduate programs and licensure.

Preparing for generalist practice

Our program prepares you to enter generalist social work practice and emphasizes respect for diversity, values and ethics.

Generalist social work practice is defined as the use of social work intervention programs to solve societal and interpersonal problems. By blending classroom learning with field experiences, you learn about the many aspects of generalist practice:

  • Advocacy
  • Case management
  • Community practice
  • Education
  • Evaluation of social policy
  • Organizational management
  • Social work practice with couples, families and small groups

Degree information