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Social Work, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) , FL,
The University of South Florida offers a program of study leading to a Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree in the School of Social Work, College of Behavioral & Community Sciences.

About

The University of South Florida offers a program of study leading to a Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree in the School of Social Work, College of Behavioral & Community Sciences. The B.S.W. has been developed in accordance with the guidelines of the Council on Social Work Education, the national accrediting body for social work education programs, and in accordance with the recommendations of the National Association of Social Workers. The B.S.W. program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is a limited access program.

The primary objective of the B.S.W. program is the preparation of the graduate for beginning level professional practice as a social work generalist.

The secondary objectives of the B.S.W. program are to:

  • Provide for the social work human resources needs of the university service district (the central Florida west coast area), the State of Florida, and the Southeast Region;
  • Prepare graduates for additional professional training at the graduate level in social work or in related human service professions;
  • Provide an exposure to social work as a profession and to contemporary issues in the social welfare field.

In preparing the B.S.W. graduate for beginning professional practice, the curriculum provides students with an opportunity to develop a knowledge base and skill base as a "generalist" practitioner. Students will develop an understanding of various methods of intervention and skills in their application to a variety of client systems. For example, intervention methods may take the form of individual and group counseling, resource development, consultation, teaching, advocacy, etc. Client systems may be individuals, families, groups, organizations, or communities. The student will develop an understanding of the dynamics of human behavior in individual, group and organizational contexts and the influences of the socio-cultural environment upon those behaviors. The student will learn about the development of social welfare systems and institutions and the social, economic, and political processes affecting policy development and program implementation. The student will develop an understanding of the utilization of basic social research skills particularly related to the processes of problem-solving, planning, and evaluation.

The student will also become aware of the value base of the profession and engage in a self-examination process as it relates to the development and reflection of ethical and effective professional practice. The B.S.W. program places great emphasis on the development of a professionally responsible graduate in terms of one's obligations to the client system served, the profession itself, the organization in which one works, and to the general public which ultimately provides any profession with legitimacy.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 Credit Hours alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment 
  • Multi-Methods of Social Work Practice I: Micro-System Intervention
  • Research and Statistics for Social Work
  • Multicultural America in a Global Society
  • The American Social Welfare System

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

  • Online application for admission

  • Non refundable US$30.00 application fee

  • Official secondary transcripts/academic records submitted directly to Office of Admissions in a sealed envelope (or a PDF sent via email from your school counselor)

  • Certified English translation of secondary transcripts, if necessary

  • Official SAT or ACT scores sent directly from the College Board or ACT (must include Writing section)

  • Official IELTS or TOEFL (required for applicants whose first language is not English). For more information, see English Proficiency.

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    17324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17324 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    6410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6410 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Tampa

  • 1122 - 1960 USD/month
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