undergraduate degree programs

social work, bsw

location(s): Phoenix, West, Tucson 

Social work is a profession devoted to helping people function as well as they can with their environments. Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) graduates are entry-level generalist social work professionals who provide services to individuals, groups, families, organizations, and communities. The BSW level practitioner is seen as a generalist with certain areas of special expertise. Graduates work in public and private social service agencies that provide such services as medical, psychiatric, and financial assistance to persons of all ages, from infants to elders in society. The curriculum focuses on such roles as advocacy, referral, casework and problem solving functions. In addition, a major thrust and identity of the program is to prepare graduates for case management positions, a strongly emerging trend in Arizona and other states. This program is one of the two in Arizona fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.