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The VSU Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program is fully accredited through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and it is consistent with the university’s mission and institutional goals, and the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards of the Council on Social Education (CSWE)

Building on a generalist model of social work practice and the firm liberal arts foundation, baccalaureate social work students are specifically prepared for beginning generalist professional social work practice with individuals, groups, families, organizations and communities. 

Upon graduation, BSW graduates may be immediately considered for employment in social service agencies, health and governmental agencies, schools, hospitals, corrections, private community service agencies and other organizations. They work with individuals of all ages from infancy through the end of life in areas such as child welfare, developmental disabilities, health, mental health, policy and planning, domestic violence, and gerontology. No other degree provides greater diversity in jobs than a BSW.

BSW Student Handbook

Social Work

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