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
The final semester of the BSW degree program is compromised of a 420-hour Agency Field Internship and a three-hour weekly Field Seminar. For details, see “What to Expect from Your BSW Field Internship.” For questions, please contact Professor Barbara Zelter, BSW Field Coordinator.
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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
2019 Spring Summit Success: 300 Attend During Social Work Month
On March 5, 2019, NC State's Department of Social Work hosted the 2019 Social Work Spring Summit: Integrated Behavioral Health for Medically Underserved and Rural Populations.
December 2018 Graduation Photos
The Department of Social Work’s fall graduation ceremony occurred at 6:00 pm in the Duke Energy Hall in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library. We can’t wait to see how our BSW graduates will #ThinkandDo the extraordinary in the field […]
Sara Darwish Named WomenNC Scholar
Sara Darwish, a third-year studying social work and Arabic, along with Jada Hester, a third-year studying business administration and international studies, will present research at the WomenNC's 10th annual Local-to-Global Forum on February 28, 2019.
Closing the Generation Gap
Social Work Department head and NC State alumna (1990) Dr. Karen Bullock closes the gap between NC State students and older adults through her engaging maymester course on Gerontology (SW 260). See full original article in the NC State 2018 […]