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Social Work, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Bluffton, IN, United States
Social workers are compassionate, creative problem-solvers who are employed in human service settings: family and child welfare, juvenile services, mental health, corrections, hospitals, nursing homes and in programs for the elderly, developmentally disabled and substance addictions.
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At Bluffton, every social work major gains hands-on experience through field placement in addition to quality classroom instruction. Bluffton professors are not so much teaching undergraduate students as they are “training future colleagues.”

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. Our accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education assures you that the program meets (or exceeds) all necessary standards to provide a quality educational experience.

Bluffton’s social work major prepares you for entry-level practice and provides a solid foundation for graduate school. Choose from more than 40 human service agencies to complete 448 hours of required practicum experience in your senior year.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Understanding Social Welfare
  • Interviewing: Theoretical and Skill Based Approaches
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Human Behavior and Social Environment
  • Social Work Practice 1: Micro
  • Social Work Practice 2: Mezzo
  • Social Work Practice 3: Macro
  • Basics of Social Research
  • Social Welfare Policy and Analysis 
  • Field Work
  • Field Work Seminar
  • Social Work Seminar

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Application
  • Official high school transcript
  • Guidance counselor recommendation
  • Official ACT or SAT score (at this time we do not require the writing portion of either test; SAT score is a combination of the critical reading and math sections)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33286 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33286 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bluffton

  • 910 - 1480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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