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Social Work, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #472 (BCR) California, PA, United States
We offer a bachelor degree in Social Work at California State University, Fresno. The profession of social work is dedicated to meeting the diverse social service needs of special populations of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. 

Overview

As a practice-oriented profession, social work deals with social concerns that range from societal oppression to people's emotional/behavioral problems.

The Department of Social Work Education offers two degree programs to educate beginning and advanced social work practitioners who can meet complex client needs in a broad range of public and private human service settings and who can perform in a variety of roles using a multisystems approach. 

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program in Social Work, offered at California State University, Fresno, prepares students for beginning generalist social work practice as well as for graduate study in the human service field, including social work. The Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) prepares the learner for advanced multisystems social work practice as well as for doctoral study in social work and related human service arenas. 

Career Development 

What You Can Learn

  • While the discipline of social work is deeply rooted in a rich, 100-year history of service, what social workers "do" is no longer traditionally defined. 
  • The role of the social worker is constantly expanding into innovative service fields wherever a compassionate response to human need is indicated. 
  • The department educates beginning (B.A. in Social Work) and advanced practice (M.S.W) who can meet complex needs, perform a multiplicity of social work roles, promote institutional change, and enhance the problem solving capacities of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Accreditation

Both the B.A. and the M.S.W. programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Topics in Social Work
  • Social Welfare Policies and Programs
  • Social Welfare Policy Advocacy
  • Social Services for the Aging
  • Child Welfare

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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General Requirements

  • Submit a Cal State Apply online and pay $55 USD (non-refundable) by credit card or Submit the Paper Application
  • Official English language proficiency
  • Original or certificated copies of in-progress or final transcripts
  • A copy of graduation certificate (if applicable)
  • Financial document (no older than 6 months) & Affidavit of Support from sponsors showing the amount and source of support for a minimum of one school year of study
  • A copy of the biographic information/photo page in your passport
  • Statement of purpose, principal's or teacher's recommendation is encouraged not required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16089 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16089 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for California

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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