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Social Work, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives? Do you want to change the world? Social workers are trained professionals who work with individuals, groups, communities and policy-makers to enhance people’s well-being and to make a positive difference in our broader society. The Social Work major is offered by Western New England University.


Social workers can be found everywhere: in settings like schools, hospitals, community centers, jails, people’s homes, government offices, and mental health clinics. Wherever they are, social workers help people, initiate and create change, and work for social justice.

The Social Work major is offered by Western New England University.

Why choose social work?

As a Social Work major, you will be well prepared to enter the challenging and rewarding profession of social work. You will learn the theoretical knowledge necessary to understand people, policies, and society. You’ll complete four internships during your Western New England University education, totaling over 600 hours. These hands-on, real-world experiences will help you develop the skills necessary to become an effective social work professional. The Council on Social Work Education, (CSWE) the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the country, has awarded its highest marks to our Social Work program. This accreditation assures that our curriculum prepares our graduates to enter the workforce as competent social workers. It also qualifies them to apply for Advanced Standing in Master of Social Work (MSW) programs to earn their master’s degree in one year, rather than two.

Career opportunities

Social work is an extremely broad profession, and the social work degree affords a wide variety of career paths. Our recent graduates are employed in settings such as nursing homes, the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, and early intervention programs serving young children and their families. As our alumni gain professional experience or complete graduate education, they may work as individual or family therapists, clinical supervisors in mental health programs, or administrators in social service agencies.


Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education qualifies our graduates to apply for Advanced Standing in MSW programs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Western New England University has a "rolling" admissions policy, not a set admission deadline, which gives students greater flexibility in applying.

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

Programme Structure

The Social Work curriculum includes a combination of rigorous academics and hands-on learning, preparing graduates to practice entry-level professional social work with individuals, families, groups and communities. Academic courses include such topics as human behavior, oppression and empowerment, interviewing skills, professional ethics, social policy, and research. 

In order to develop the competence to practice professional social work, social work majors also complete over 600 hours of field education during their four years at Western New England University. You can learn more about our program firsthand at an Informational Lunch or during Student Visiting Days.

Courses include:

  • An Invitation to the World of Aging
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Social Welfare and Social Policy
  • Field Instruction in Macro Practice
  • Dynamics of Oppression and Empowerment

English Language Requirements

  • 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 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Forward official secondary school transcript(s) accompanied by an English translation of the document(s) as well as an official transcript of the in-progress grades when available.
  • Submit an Affidavit of Support form.
  • Submit an official letter from your bank (on the bank's stationery) declaring that the financial sponsor has sufficient funding to support the student's education at Western New England University. 
  • Provide a recommendation from a guidance counselor or teacher. 
  • SAT - Criticial reading score of a 450 on the old SAT
  • ACT - Verbal score of 18

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Tuition Fee

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    34338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34338 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34338 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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*12-18 credit hours per term.

Living costs for Springfield

  • 1020 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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