Bachelor of Science in
Social Work

Social workers are change agents, devoted to improving lives, society and the world. They value diversity, justice, empowerment and advocacy for all persons, especially the vulnerable, poor or oppressed. As a social worker, you will follow your passion to improve the quality of life of individuals and communities. A bachelor’s of science in social work from ACU opens the door to a career in which you can truly make a difference. Empower yourself and others with a challenging and rewarding degree.

Social workers are change agents, devoted to improving lives, society and the world. They value diversity, justice, empowerment and advocacy for all persons, especially the vulnerable, poor or oppressed. As a social worker, you will follow your passion to improve the quality of life of individuals and communities. A bachelor’s of science in social work from ACU opens the door to a career in which you can truly make a difference. Empower yourself and others with a challenging and rewarding degree.

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Be uniquely prepared for your career

The Bachelor of Social Work requirements prepare you to become a leader in your area of interest, utilizing evidence-based interventions and contributing to the knowledge of the profession through effective and ethical practice, as well as dissemination of research and practice findings in professional journals and other venues.

Possibilities after graduation could include graduate school and a career as a family social worker, case manager, substance abuse counselor, community outreach worker, probation officer, juvenile court liaison, community prevention coordinator, human services specialist, behavioral management aide or crisis counselor.

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Program Structure

Bachelor of Science in Social Work

Required Hours

University Requirements: 56 credit hours + Major Requirements: 58 credit hours + Electives: 14 credit hours = Total Required: 128 credit hours*

*Based on track selection

Application Deadlines

Early Bird: Nov. 1

Regular: Feb. 1

National Candidates: May 1

What can you do after graduation?

After Graduation

  • Family social worker
  • Case manager
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Community outreach worker
  • Probation officer
  • Juvenile court liaison
  • Community prevention coordinator
  • Human services specialist
  • Behavioral management aide
  • Crisis counselor

Clubs and Activities

ACU social work students can get involved with many outside-the-classroom learning opportunities, including:

  • Research and conferences
  • Student Social Work Association
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • North American Association of Christians in Social Work
  • ACU School of Social Work’s Urban Studies
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