Social Work is more than just a major. It’s a career with a calling! Are you interested in helping people and advocating for social and economic justice? Have you considered a career in Social Work? The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program at King University is the path to take. The BSW program:
- Provides graduates with theoretical and practical skills required to work as a professional social worker and includes a generalist knowledge base that examines human behavior and complex social interactions.
- Incorporates an extensive supervised professional fieldwork experience in relevant social work settings.
- Utilizes a restorative and social justice framework, counseling and advocacy skills with a generalist approach to preparation.
- Emphasizes the importance of addressing barriers that may be experienced by individuals, families, or groups.
Some careers available with a BSW degree include:
Church/Parish Social Worker
Community Advocate - Community Organizer/Planner
Employee Assistance Social Worker
Employment/Occupational Social Work
Foster Care/Adoption Specialist
Gerontological Social Worker
Health Maintenance Social Worker
International Social Worker
Legal Social Work
Medical Social Work
Mental Health Care
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Probation and Parole
School Social Worker
Social Work Faculty
GPS Social Work program specifics:
- Program design enables you to complete a Social Work major in as little as 16 months
- Each social work class is five weeks, except for Historical Foundations and Contemporary Issues and Integrative Practice, which are offered in a 15-week format attending class once every three weeks.
- Full degree completion program
- You must have completed at least 45 semester hours to begin
- If you are transferring fewer than 45 semester hours, visit The Pathway
The mission of the King University Bachelor of Social Work program is to prepare competent, ethical social work professionals committed to advancing human rights, social and economic justice, and the dignity and worth of diverse individuals, groups, families, and communities through generalist social work practice. Within the context of values such as justice, respect, unconditional positive regard, integrity, and commitment to public service, the social work program prepares students to intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, agencies, communities, government, and society, and helps students develop the interpersonal and leadership skills needed to carry out the professional mission at the BSW level.
The mission of the BSW Program is sustained through King University’s commitment to Christianity as expressed in the Presbyterian tradition’s core emphasis of love for fellow man.
King University is a Christian University whose mission is to build meaningful lives of achievement and cultural transformation in Christ. King University accomplishes this mission by educating students in an academically rigorous and collegiate setting that integrates Christian faith, scholarship, service, and career.
Bachelor of Social Work Program Application
The Bachelor of Social Work program has a separate application process from the primary King University application process. Those wishing to apply to the BSW program, must first be accepted by King University or be a current student. As an accepted or current King University student, please send the completed BSW application to Jodi Helbert, Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor for the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program, at email@example.com.
Bachelor of Social Work Coursework
To view all required Evening and Weekend courses for a BSW click here.
To view course descriptions click here.
Required Comprehensive Assessment
- A content-based exam measuring student learning and retention within the BSW major
- A general education pass or fail test (the Outcomes Assessment at King - OAK - is comprised of 75 general education questions)
The BSW program requires a laptop with Microsoft Office 2010 or later, and wireless and webcam capability.
For information about accreditation click here.
Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause. ~Isaiah 1:17