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Social Work (BS)

Many lives. One purpose.

Social workers are change agents. They value diversity, justice, empowerment and advocacy for all persons, especially the vulnerable, poor or oppressed. They work in a number of settings to improve the quality of life of individuals and communities.

Graduates from the ACU School of Social Work are prepared to become leaders in their areas of interest, utilizing evidence-based interventions and contributing to the knowledge of the profession through effective and ethical practice, as well as dissemination of research and practice findings in professional journals and other venues.

Program Overview

Credit hours University Requirements: 56 credit hours
+ Major Requirements: 58 credit hours
+ Electives: 14 credit hours
= Total Required: 128 credit hours*
*Based on track selection
Tracks N/A
Department Social Work
School/College College of Education and Human Services


You’ll take courses such as:

  • Social Statistics
  • Person to Person: Fundamental Skills of Relating
  • Social Welfare Policies and Services
  • Micro/Mezzo Human Behavior Theory
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What can you do after graduation?

  • Family Social Worker
  • Case Manager
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Community Outreach Worker
  • Probation Officer
  • Juvenile Court Liaison
  • Community Prevention Coordinator
  • Human Services Specialist
  • Behavioral Management Aide
  • Crisis Counselor
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Clubs and Activities

ACU social work students can get involved with many outside-the-classroom learning opportunities, including:

  • Research and conferences
  • Student Social Work Association
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • North American Association of Christians in Social Work
  • ACU School of Social Work’s Urban Studies

About the School of Social Work

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The School of Social Work’s academic programs prepare our graduates to employ evidence-based interventions that offer hope, healing and equitable treatment for individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations. Whether you are looking for an undergraduate experience that will ready you for entry-level social work practice, or for an advanced professional degree in social work, we believe ACU’s School of Social Work can provide you an education that will open many doors throughout your career.

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Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.