Our BSW Program has a proven track record as one of the nation’s first accredited programs. We’ve been training BSW students for more than 30 years to help them prepare for the next step in their social work careers.
Our curriculum incorporates a professional foundation that includes:
- Social Work Practice
- Human Behavior and Diversity
- Community Social Services
- Social Policy
- Research Methodology for Social Workers
When you finish your degree here, you will be eligible for state licensing or certification.
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Social Work Minor
Earn a minor in Social Work and you will become familiar with the social service system, major social welfare programs and elements of the profession of social work. The social work minor is an excellent choice for students interested in combining a primary academic area (major), such as sociology, political science, psychology, nonprofit studies, or Spanish or other language.
The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from their degree program. Paperwork for certification can be found in Room 205-C in the 1911 Building and should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.
Residency Requirements: A minimum of 34 credit hours, including three practice courses, field preparation and fieldwork, must be completed at NC State's Department of Social Work BSW Program.
Graduation Requirements: A 2.0 GPA is required for all major coursework. No courses taken for S/U credit will count toward the major or minor (with the exception of SW 480 where only S/U grades are assigned).
BSW News – Social Work News More Stories
Department of Social Work and College of Education Partner for 2018 Spring Summit
On March 27, 2018, NC State’s Department of Social Work along with the NC State College of Education (CED) hosted the 2018 Interdisciplinary Summit: Strengthening Families, Communities and the Schools That Serve Them, which was held at the NC State […]
Stories that Inspire Us: Deaf, Non-Traditional, Working Mother and Grandmother Earns BSW
For many traditional first-year students and incoming transfer students, their most pressing concerns are figuring out the NC State Wolfline schedule and distinguishing one brick building from the endless rows of seemingly identical brick buildings. When Lisa Fowler arrived on […]
NC State Alumn, Chris Campau and the Triangle's First ‘Recovery High School'
When people think of those struggling with Substance Use Disorders, rarely do they think that such an uphill battle will lead to a person finding their professional calling. Yet, this is the case for NC State alumn Christopher Campau, who […]
From Professor to Professor Emerita: Dr. Joan Pennell Retires after 20 Years of Honorable Service to the Department of Social Work
When Dr. Joan Pennell moved to North Carolina from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, in December 1997 to take the position of Director of the Social Work Program at NC State, she thought she had arrived in heaven. With its flowering […]