Bachelor of Social Work

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

  • Next Start Date: June 3, 2019
  • Estimated Program Length: 16 Months*
  • Semester Hours: 52 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 students 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, groups, communities, and organizations.

Through coursework focused on the generalist social work practice of economic and social justice, ethics, diversity, research methods, and social policy, the online BSW program prepares students for positions in a wide variety of social work settings. Graduates who earn a BSW degree are qualified for careers across the human services spectrum and beyond in case management, substance abuse counseling, child protection, foster care and adoption, school social work, medical social work, policy analysis and lobbying, and many more exciting careers! The BSW Program features nationally recognized faculty with decades of a vast array of Social Work practice experience and more than 60-employment and field practicum partners regionally and adding others nationwide. Graduates of the BSW Program are also well-positioned to pursue graduate study in social work (MSW).

*This program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Program Highlights

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

Program Details

This program is comprised of a 52-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

To graduate from King University with a baccalaureate degree, all students must have earned a total of 30 semester hours of common experience and general education including:

Common Experience:

  • RELG 1001 Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice (4 s.h.)

Students must select at least one course from each of the following categories to meet the general education experience requirement.

  •     Citizenship (4 s.h.)
  •     English Composition (4 s.h.)
  •     Human Creative Products (4 s.h.)
  •     Quantitative Literacy (4 s.h.)
  •     Science (4 s.h.)
  •     Additional General Education Hours (6 s.h.)

All Council on Social Work Education programs measure and report student learning outcomes. Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies that comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training. A measurement benchmark is set by the social work programs for each competency. An assessment score at or above that benchmark is considered by the program to represent mastery of that particular competency.

COMPETENCY

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK

Identify as a professional social worker

75% of students will demonstrate this competency

100%

Apply ethical principles

75% of students will demonstrate this competency

96%

Apply critical thinking

75% of students will demonstrate this competency

96%

Engage diversity in practice

75% of students will demonstrate this competency

99%

Advance human rights, social justice, and economic justice

75% of students will demonstrate this competency

98%

Engage research-informed practice and practice-informed research

75% of students will demonstrate this competency

90%

Apply human behavior knowledge

75% of students will demonstrate this competency

96%

Engage policy practice to advance well-being and deliver services

75% of students will demonstrate this competency

92%

Respond to practice contexts

75% of students will demonstrate this competency

96%

Practice engagement

75% of students will demonstrate this competency

99%

Practice assessment

75% of students will demonstrate this competency

99%

Practice intervention

75% of students will demonstrate this competency

93%

Practice evaluation

75% of students will demonstrate this competency

95%

Average

75%

96%

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