TU’s Social Work degree now also available onlinePost Published On:
Beginning fall semester, Social Work majors will have the option of earning their degree in-person or completely online.
“Offering the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program online provides the opportunity for persons who cannot physically attend classes on campus to achieve their goal of completing their college degree and becoming a professional social worker,” said Dr. Debra Gresham, Program Director for Social Work. “Social Work faculty will continue to utilize existing and new online technologies to deliver a high-quality education to our students.”
TU’s Social Work program has a low student-to-faculty ratio and a flexible class schedule to meet the needs of full-time students and full-time professionals. Now Social Work majors can choose from the on-campus program or the online program.
“Persons entering the social work profession usually have an enjoyment of working with people, a strong and sincere interest in helping these people and an interest in improving the community,” Gresham said. “Professional Social Workers adhere to ethical standards listed in the National Association of Social Work Code of Ethics. Most importantly, professional social workers possess the BSW or MSW degree from a Council on Social Work Education-accredited institution such as Thomas University.”
TU’s Social Work Program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, which is considered the “gold standard.” This accreditation also provides an option for BSW graduates to complete the Master of Social Work degree in one year instead of two years.
For those who hold an associate degree from another school, the Bachelor of Social Work degree at TU could be completed in as little as four semesters as a full-time student. TU also has articulation agreements with several colleges in the region so that students transferring to TU with an associate degree in Social Work will not lose credits.
“According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for professional social workers is forecasted to increase at least 11 percent, which is much faster than the national average, in the next 10 years with a median annual salary of $50,470,” Gresham said. “Now is the time for students to enter our program, complete the BSW degree and embark on a rewarding career as a professional social worker.”
For more information about TU’s Bachelor of Social Work degree program, contact the Office of Admission at 844-862-6978 or visit Thomasu.edu.