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.

What do social workers do?

Many social workers work to create change in society.

Have you ever felt the need to leave your mark? Social work is an excellent way to make an impact on the world around you. Many social workers seek opportunities to apply their skills to social worker jobs in legislation, positions in the foster care system, serving in an advocacy role, or finding a way to implement their social work skills into the world of philanthropy. Furthermore, social workers serve as advocates for social justice, striving to aid oppressed populations. 

The world is a better place because of social workers. They think about solutions from the perspective of the individuals with whom they work and constantly strive to improve their communities, one person at a time.

Three social work students look at the camera, smiling
Studying Social Work at Springfield College