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Social Work, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Murfreesboro, TN, United States
Social workers promote human and community well-being; their courses focus on developing competent, ethical professionals with the knowledge, values, and skills for effective practice with individuals, families, groups, agencies, and communities.
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  • Guided by an awareness of individuals and their environment, a global perspective, respect for human diversity, and knowledge based on scientific inquiry, social work's purpose is realized through its quest for social and economic justice, the prevention of conditions that limit human rights, the elimination of poverty, and the enhancement of the quality of life for all persons.
  • nternships, required for all social work students, provide practical hands-on learning. This field experience occurs in an agency setting, allowing students to combine classroom learning with real-world experience under the supervision of agency personnel and mentored by faculty. Students are able to use the internship as a reference when applying for jobs after graduation. In fact, every year there are students who find their first professional position at the agencies where they completed their internships.
  • Through social work campus organizations, students volunteer, learn, participate, and explore community agencies and social justice issues that are impacting communities. In recent months, students visited Thistle Farms, a social enterprise that supports the work of Magdalene House, serving women in recovery from addiction and prostitution. Groups organized and partnered with the Salvation Army food truck to reach out to homeless men and women in middle Tennessee and prepared meals for Journey Home in Murfreesboro. Other activities included a Valentine's Day Dance at Community Care of Rutherford County and expanding the number of children's library books in Spanish in Rutherford County Schools.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • SW 2630 - Interviewing Skills for Social Work Practice
  • SW 3000 - Social Policy
  • SW 3050 - Women and Poverty
  • SW 3100 - International Social Work
  • SW 3120 - Data Analysis for Social Work Practice
  • SW 3160 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment I: Individual
  • SW 3161 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment II: Groups, O
  • SW 3170 - Family Caregiving Across the Life Span
  • SW 3200 - Cultural Diversity: Competency for Practice
  • SW 3250 - School Social Work
  • SW 4150 - Topics in Social Work
  • SW 4200 - Creativity and Personal Growth
  • SW 4430 - Social Work with the Terminally Ill
  • SW 4440 - Social Work with the Disabled Individual
  • SW 4480 - Social Work with Groups
  • SW 4580 - Social Work: Practice I
  • SW 4590 - Field Instruction I

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

General requirements for international applicants
  • Application form for admission
  • $30 application fee
  • International Certificate of Immunization
  • Financial statement indicating sources of support
  • Certificate of Freedom from Tuberculosis
  • All foreign non-immigrant students applying for admission pursuant to a student visa shall submit within thirty (30) days from the first day of classes a certificate from a licensed physician or other qualified medical authority verifying freedom from tuberculosis. Failure to submit such certification shall result in denial of admission (immediate withdrawal from classes) or continued enrollment. In the event that a student has tuberculosis or has potential tuberculosis requiring medical treatment, continued enrollment will be conditioned upon the determination by a licensed physician that further enrollment is not a risk to others and upon the student's compliance with any prescribed medical treatment program.
  • Submit Varicella (chickenpox) form
For undergraduate admissions, submit the following to the International Admissions Office (Campus Box 120, Peck Hall 216, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA):
  • TOEFL - an official iBT score of 61 or above (173 or above cbt or 500 or above paper-based);
  • IELTS - an official score of 5.5 or above;
  • iTEP - an official score of 3.6 or above.
In lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS, you may submit the following:
  • ELS passing of Level 110 in place of the above examinations - applicants may submit an official academic record demonstrating successful completion of ELS Language Center Level 110.
If residing in the US and applicable, please submit the following:
  • a copy of the I-94;
  • a copy of the I-20 ID;
  • copy of passport expiration page;
  • copy of visa page of passport.
  • Minimum grade point average is 3.0/4.0 for freshmen and 2.0/4.0 for transfer students

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1034 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1034 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    337 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 337 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Murfreesboro

  • 1123 - 2090 USD/month
    Living Costs

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