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
From Professor to Professor Emerita: Dr. Joan Pennell Retires after 20 Years of Honorable Service to the Department of Social Work
When Dr. Joan Pennell moved to North Carolina from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, in December 1997 to take the position of Director of the Social Work Program at NC State, she thought she had arrived in heaven. With its flowering […]
Meet Some of Our Outstanding 2018 Graduates
Our community of nearly 40,000 alumni will grow even larger this spring, as nearly 1,000 Humanities and Social Sciences undergraduate and graduate students earn NC State diplomas for their hard work.
Social Work Student Briana Garcia, her Prestigious Scholarships, and Women of Color Travel Blog
During August of 2017, rising social work senior Briana Garcia was awarded the prestigious Gilman and Travelers Scholarships to fund her fall 2017 study abroad experience to Chile. The Gilman Scholarship or “the U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman […]
And The Rest Is History: Three Social Work Undergraduates Experience the Italian Renaissance
During the summer of 2017, three social work students studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Undergraduates Joseph McNeill, Laura Tatlock, and Mary Lindsay West studied at Lorenzo de' Medici for their Summer I term. Though the trip did not have a […]