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 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
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 […]
NC State Social Work Faculty Present at CSWE APM 2018
Faculty Presentations Beecher, B., Stansbury, K., & Hall, J.K. (Nov. 10 2018). Problem gambling among older adults: Increasing skills and awareness in field education. Poster Presentation. Orlando, FL. Brigham, R., Hall, J.K., Selz-Campbell, L., & Ross, T. (Nov. 11 2018). Navigating Racism in […]
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 […]
New Faculty Join Humanities and Social Sciences
NC State's College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes four new tenured or tenure-track faculty to its ranks in 2018. Their scholarship and research interests range from Chinese socio-cultural history to moral and social development in inter-group contexts and refugee and immigrant communities.