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Social Work, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


The Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree requires a minimum of 120 hours. This includes 42-45 hours of general/supportive liberal arts courses and 52 credit hours in social work courses. The remainder of credits are completed through selection of electives and meeting general education requirements. The School of Social Work requirements sometimes overlap with the GenEd requirements for the IUSB campus.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Understanding Diversity in a Pluralistic Society 
  • Introduction to Social Work 
  • Human Growth and Development in the Social Environment 
  • History and Analysis of Social Welfare Policy 
  • Small Group Theory and Practice 
  • Generalist Social Work Practice I Theory and Skill 
  • Generalist Social Work Practice II: Theory and Skill 
  • Social Welfare Policy and Practice 
  • Social Work Research 
  • Integrative Practicum Seminar I (2 w) 
  • Integrative Practicum Seminar II 
  • Organizational Theory and Practice 
  • Community Behavior and Practice Within a Generalist Perspective 
  • Integrated Practice-policy Seminar in Selected Fields of Practice

                          English Language Requirements

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                          General Requirements

                          Application checklist for National students:

                          • Complete the Application for Admission & Pay the Application Fee ($35) 
                          • Submit Your Credentials  (high school transcript /GED/high school equivalency diploma and exam scores, and any college transcripts)  
                          • Submit Your SAT or ACT Scores 
                          • Receive Notice of Admission Decision

                          Application checklist for International students:

                          • Online Application 
                          • Application Fee ($65)
                          • Official Academic Records
                          • English Language Proficiency Documentation
                          • Statement of Purpose (optional)
                          • Immigration Documentation (non-US citizens only; not required for an admission decision)
                          • Documentation of Financial Support (those seeking F-1 status only; not required for an admissions decision)


                          Tuition Fee

                          • International

                            9215 USD/year
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 9215 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
                          • National

                            3300 USD/year
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 3300 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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                          Living costs for South Bend

                          • 885 - 1440 USD/month
                            Living Costs

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