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Social Work, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Bluffton, IN, United States
Most agencies prefer or require their social service workers to be licensed. As an accredited Social Work program, our graduates are eligible to apply for the state license. Bluffton University's program, which is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, meets or exceeds all necessary standards.
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Overview

Social workers are compassionate, creative problem-solvers who are employed in human service settings: including children's services, mental health facilities, nursing homes, schools, corrections facilities and rehabilitation clinics.

Many social workers use their skills in either public or private counseling settings. This can include work with children, families, domestic abuse survivors and people addressing mental health issues and substance misuse.

Area agencies recognize that Bluffton University prepares  knowledgeable social workers and many students have jobs lined up before they graduate from the Social Work program.

Faculty will work with you to match your field experience with your career goals.

Opportunities include:

  • Aging/elderly
  • Behavioral health
  • Community outreach
  • Counseling services
  • Crisis-victim services
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Foster care/child services
  • Health services
  • Job and family services
  • Juvenile/corrections
  • Schools
  • Substance abuse

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Deadline for submitting your application is two weeks prior to the intended first day of class. 

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social & Economic Justice 
  • Developmental Psychology 
  • Human Behavior and Social Environment
  • Social Work Practice 
  • Basics of Social Research 
  • Social Welfare Policy and Analysis
  • Field Work 
  • Social Work Seminar 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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:

    6

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Online application
    • Official English assessment
    • Official academic records
    • Two teacher recommendations
    • Proof of financial support

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33952 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33952 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bluffton

  • 910 - 1480 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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