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Please note: Students interested in completing the BSW program in Tucson are encouraged to complete a Transfer Admission Guarantee program. The Tucson location option is only available to transfer students. For admission requirements, students should see https://socialwork.asu.edu/bsw.
Social work practitioners are committed to the enhancement of individual, family and group problem-solving capacities and the creation of a more nurturing, just and humane social environment. The undergraduate curriculum leads to a Bachelor of Social Work. Juniors and seniors majoring in social work focus on social work courses in social policy and services, human behavior in the social environment, social work practice, research and field instruction in community agencies. In addition, majors take elective courses in related areas.
Social Work (BSW)
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A major map outlines the degree’s requirements for graduation.Course Plan for Pathway Programs
Click on the academic year that you signed the pathway agreement. This will take you to the course plan that provides a list of required courses for graduation. If you have not already signed up for the pathway program, please complete the sign-up form and submit it to your community college advisor.
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
The program prepares students to be generalist social work practitioners, focusing on advocacy, referrals, case management and problem-solving functions with individuals, groups, families, organizations and the community.
Employment in social work is expected to increase commensurately with the needs of a growing and diverse population.
Social workers are employed in public and private agencies dealing with a wide variety of social issues, including:
Social work skills such as problem-solving, resource utilization, counseling, group work and community organization are also useful for positions with industry in employee relations and mediation.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors||22.3%||$39,270|
|Social Workers, All Other||3.8%||$59,100|
|City and Regional Planning Aides||5.6%||$39,460|
|Counselors, All Other||11%||$44,830|
|Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors||8.2%||$53,370|
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||5.8%||$56,310|
|Social Science Research Assistants||5.6%||$39,460|
|Marriage and Family Therapists||14.8%||$48,040|
|Healthcare Social Workers||19.3%||$51,930|
|Mental Health Counselors||19.6%||$40,850|
|Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists||3.6%||$49,060|
|Regulatory Affairs Managers||3.9%||$105,060|
|Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary||11.6%||$63,630|
|Religious Workers, All Other||4.7%||$29,620|
|Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other||17%||$65,320|
|Social and Community Service Managers||9.5%||$62,740|
|Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary||13.9%||$62,440|
|Child, Family, and School Social Workers||6.2%||$42,120|
|Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers||18.9%||$41,380|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).