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.
Our Accreditation More information of the Assessment of Practice Competencies
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 grade of C- or better is required in all major courses, with the exception of SW 480.
*Major and Minor Courses cannot be taken pass/fail*
BSW News – Social Work News More Stories
Study Abroad Trip Confirms Social Work Passion for First Generation Student, Deijah Barnes
Deijah Barnes is a senior majoring in social work. Barnes studied abroad in Botswana during the summer of 2017. Read her interview about her study abroad experience in Botswana and […]
Giving Families a Voice in North Carolina's Child Welfare System
NC State's Kara Allen-Eckard is helping lead an effort to better serve the most vulnerable among us in North Carolina: at-risk children and their families.
Alumna Krystal Smith Fosters Unity Through Dialogue, Relationships
At the Veritas Forum, alumna Krystal Smith helps create opportunities for college students and faculty to engage in meaningful conversations.
First-Generation BSW Graduate Uses Multi-Faceted Lens in Work With Older Adults
Grace Lee, a spring 2017 graduate of the NC State Department of Social Work's BSW Program was interviewed for our 2017 annual newsletter. Read her interview below to learn more […]