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The mission of ACU’s Bachelor of Science in Social Work program is to educate students for competent, entry-level, generalist social work practice that integrates Christian and personal faith to contribute to the knowledge base of the profession, and to play active leadership roles in effective service delivery systems.
B.S. in Social Work
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University Hours: 56
Major Hours: 58
Total Required: 128 credit hours*
*Based on track selection
- Introduction to Social Work
- Micro/Mezzo Human Behavior Theory
- Diversity, Power, and Oppression
- Field Practicum
- Social Welfare Policy and Services
View the catalog for a complete listing of courses.
ACU offers a minor in a related study – Peace and Social Justice. You can learn more about this minor by viewing the catalog or explore all of the minors available at the button below.
What can you do after graduation?
The Bachelor of Social Work requirements prepare you to become a leader in your area 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.
Social workers are change agents, devoted to improving lives, society and the world. They value diversity, justice, empowerment and advocacy for all persons, especially the vulnerable, poor or oppressed. As a social worker, you will follow your passion to improve the quality of life of individuals and communities. A bachelor’s of science in social work from ACU opens the door to a career in which you can truly make a difference. Empower yourself and others with a challenging and rewarding degree.
- 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
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
ACU’s B.S.S.W. program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation.
Accreditation of a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Board of Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.
Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.