2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Social Work

M. Moore, Chairperson



Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program is committed to enhancing the quality of life of people by educating students for beginning professional employment in social services and for graduate education. Bachelor of Social Work students complete a challenging campus and community-based academic program that requires the mastery of professional practice competencies needed to shape solutions for social problems by strengthening opportunities, resources, and capacities of people, and by promoting just social and economic policies and services.

All SOCW courses at the 300- and 400- levels must be completed at Ball State University. Transfer credits are limited to 100- and 200- level courses, and only 12 credits of social work will be considered for transfer. Exceptions may be made for students transferring from accredited social work programs. These students should meet with the department chairperson to discuss their individual course requests. The department chairperson will then make the final decision on the transferability of the course work.