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Bachelor of Social Work

The online Bachelor of Social Work degree program features rigorous, industry-specific coursework that gives students interpersonal and leadership skills for in-demand careers in social work, human services, and more.

  • Next Start Date: August 21, 2017
  • Estimated Program Length: 16 Months*
  • Semester Hours: 48 Hours
  • Cost Per Semester Hour: $305

* Major coursework may be completed in as little as 16 months.

Online Social Work Degree

King University’s online Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree program is designed to provide adults with the skills necessary to become global citizens and make an impact in their chosen career path. Students learn to apply advocacy and intervention strategies to support individuals, families, and communities.

Through coursework focused on restorative justice, ethics, diversity, research methods, and social policy, the online BSW program prepares students for positions in a wide variety of social work settings. Professionals who earn a BSW degree are qualified for careers in human services, mental healthcare, community outreach, advocacy, and more. Graduates of this program are also prepared to pursue graduate study in social work.

This program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and is currently pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges (SACS). It features nationally recognized faculty and more than 60 employment and clinical experience partners.

Program Highlights

  • 48-semester hour major of 11 courses
  • Major coursework may be completed in as little as 16 months
  • Only 400 clinical hours required

Program Details

This program is comprised of a 48-semester hour major (11 courses), and major coursework may be completed in as little as 16 months. A total of 124 semester hours are required to graduate from King University.

Students who need additional core and/or elective courses to fulfill the 124 semester hours may transfer those credit hours from another accredited institution or register for core and elective courses offered each semester through the Pathway and Quest programs at King University.

Enrollment Requirements
Students must have previously earned 45 semester hours to gain admission into the online Bachelor of Social Work program.

General Education Core Requirements

A minimum of 30 semester hours in general education courses is required prior to graduation, including one course from each of the following categories:

  •     English composition
  •     College mathematics
  •     Science with laboratory
  •     Human culture (religion, psychology, sociology, foreign language)
  •     Humanities
  •     U.S. and global citizenship (economics, history, philosophy, political science)

Graduation Requirement

Prior to graduation from King, a comprehensive general education assessment test is required. A pass or fail test, the Outcomes Assessment at King (OAK) becomes available in your student portal upon entering your last semester of classes. The OAK is comprised of 75 general education questions

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