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


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


Pummill Hall Room 103 (Computer Lab)


  • June 4th at 3:00 pm
  • July 5th at 3:00 pm
  • August 9th at 10:00 am
  • August 13th at 12:00 pm

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