Bachelor of Social Work

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Become a social worker

Impact lives and communities with the accredited Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree.

You can make a true difference for people in need, and enjoy flexible options for your career.

Available 100% online or on campus.

Why major in social work at Missouri State?

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Earn your BSW degree online or in-person

Your social work degree on your schedule. With in-person (campus) or online formats, you can pick the path that works best for you.

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We're one-of-a-kind in Missouri

Your degree will have full accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Our online BSW option is the first such program that’s fully accredited in Missouri.

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Fast-track to your master’s degree

When you graduate, you may qualify for the Advanced Standing option of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program. Save time and money – your BSW degree can help you earn the MSW degree in just one more year.

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Be ready for any workplace

Your social work degree is based on generalist practice, giving you broad career options. Through your field experiences, you can explore what’s out there in advocacy, case management, community practice and much more.

Degree options

You can complete the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree at Missouri State through an in-person (campus) or online format. You’ll choose your preferred format during your application process.

Whichever format you choose, the required courses (curriculum) are the same.

Sample schedule
Review a sample degree plan that details your path to graduation.
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Careers and outcomes
With a degree in social work, you’ll have the versatility and training to thrive in any field of social services.

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