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Social Work - BACHELOR'S (BSW)

CIP CODE 44.0701.00


The Bachelor of Social Work degree prepares students for a wide range of entry-level generalist practice social service positions working in a variety of areas, such as schools, health care, non-profit, government, corporate, addiction recovery, human resources, immigration, hospice, long-term care, diversity, disability, advocacy, military and veteran care, and much more.


  • Students learn human behavior theories, how to address social problems, and how to advocate for social justice while developing cultural competence skills in assessing and helping individuals, families, and communities.
  • BSW students meeting advanced standing standards under the Council for Social Work Education (CSWE) accreditation rules can earn credit toward the MSW degree.
  • Students must complete 120 credit hours to finish the program. This includes 18 hours of field internship, 36 hours of required social work courses, and 24 hours of outside electives, allowing many students to complete a minor.



  • Adoption Advocacy
  • Aging and Gerontology
  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • Disability Advocacy
  • Education / Schools
  • Foster Care
  • Healthcare Counseling
  • Intimate Partner Violence Prevention
  • Legislation Advocacy
  • LGBTQ+ Services
  • Military Schools
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Community and Public Health
  • Hospital
  • Private Clinical Practice
  • Substance Use Education
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Veteran Care
  • Police and Victim Services
  • Homeless Case Management
  • Refugee Resettlement
  • Immigration Services


BSW Arlington Campus Option

  • Students will complete course requirements in traditional in-person classes on the UTA campus.
  • Students will complete a field internship practicum with a local agency or organization.

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BSW Fully Online Option

  • Students will complete program requirements in online classes.
  • Domestic students in the state of Texas and outside the state of Texas can complete the program fully online.
  • Students will complete a field internship practicum in their geographical region/location with an agency or organization.

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BSW UTA Fort Worth Location Option

  • For convenience, we offer a few in-person classes each semester at the UTA Fort Worth location for students who want to take some classes at that location. Classes offered at UTA Fort Worth location are based on space availability and number of students enrolled.

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  • The UTA BSW program is consistently ranked among the top 10% of the 535+ CSWE-accredited social work programs. No. 1 in Texas and No. 1 in the nation for military veteran friendliness.
  • Offers fully online and traditional in-person classes in the day and the evening at the Arlington campus and at the UTA Fort Worth downtown location.
  • Along with the degree course requirements, students have a wide variety of electives to choose from, with most being offered every semester, allowing students to finish faster.
  • We have accelerated online and in-person full-time options and part-time options.
  • Many of our professors who teach in the MSW program also teach in the BSW program.
  • More than 50 full-time professors with years of clinical practice, research, and teaching experience.
  • SSW offers three minors to UTA undergraduate students: Substance Use Treatment, Diversity Studies, and Social Welfare & Social Justice.


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Dr. Allison Tomlinson, Director of SSW Undergraduate Programs



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Social Work - BACHELOR'S (BSW)

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Bachelor of Social Work Program

College of Social Work