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Social Work Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

The primary mission of the Social Work program at UT Permian Basin is to train social work professionals capable of providing culturally competent services within diverse, multicultural communities. Social Work majors receive instruction and training in a number of areas, including interviewing, assessment, problem solving, crisis intervention, community outreach, case management, and client advocacy.

The program seeks to foster the fulfillment of human potential, promote social and economic justice, and contribute to the development of a social culture that respects the dignity and worth of all members of society.  The most valuable transferable skill for majors pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Social Work is the ability to work with people, both individually, in groups, and in communities and organizations in a wide variety of settings.

Careers for Social Work Majors:

The skills you develop here can lead to numerous job opportunities, including:

  • Healthcare
  • Schools
  • Criminal Justice agencies
  • Nursing homes
  • Mental health programs
  • Domestic violence programs
  • Public health agencies
  • Police and sheriff’s departments
  • Homeless shelters

Degree Requirements

  • A B.S. in Social Work requires a minimum of 120 total hours.
  • All required and elective courses must be complete with a grade of "C-" or better with an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • All candidates for this degree must fulfill the basic education requirements and the social work requirements.

Social Work Major Requirements

  • The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Social Work requires 51 semester credit hours.
  • Student are required to maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher in all social work courses.

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