Bachelor of Social Work
The Bachelor’s in Social Work (BSW) prepares students for professional, responsible, ethical, and competent entry-level generalist social work practice in a wide range of settings. Graduates will possess the skills, knowledge, values, and cognitive and affective processes to effectively work at the direct practice level. The program also challenges students to engage and intervene with larger community and political issues that contribute to human suffering among individuals, communities, and global societies. Students are challenged to understand themselves as change agents in society, committed to social, economic, and environmental justice, and equipped to defend the dignity and worth of all human beings.
For students who seek to make a difference in the lives of others, there is no better time to earn their bachelor's degree in social work. With the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting overall employment of social workers to grow 13% between 2019 and 2029, students who earn a degree in social work from Springfield College will be prepared to enter the workforce. Additionally, students who earn an undergraduate degree in social work from an accredited program qualify for advanced standing into a Master of Social Work (MSW) program, allowing them to complete their master's in one year.