Social Work Undergraduate Program

Mission statement

The BSW Program’s mission is to prepare ethical leaders to engage with local and global communities who are committed to Missouri State University’s public affairs mission by providing evidenced-based, theoretically grounded, policy informed, culturally competent generalist practice to advance human rights and eradicate social, economic, and environmental injustices.

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