Prepare for a Career in Social Services
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Social Work degree from Touro University Worldwide prepares culturally competent entry-level social workers to help individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations. With a focus on community advocacy and social policy, our students learn to provide counseling, referrals, and practical human services.
Career Outlook with a Bachelor’s in Social Work Degree
Graduates with a Bachelor’s in Social Work are typically employed under a range of job titles, such as adoption social worker, medical social worker, bilingual youth counselor, case manager, classroom counselor, permanency specialist, support counselor in intensive treatment foster care, life coach, youth counselor, and discharge planner. Most individuals need to continue their education to become a licensed social worker and to advance their career in the social services field.
Note: This online social work degree program does not lead to any form of licensure or certification.
Undergraduate Social Work Curriculum
The online Bachelor’s in Social Work degree program inspires students to be advocates for social change and a more just and equitable society. Designed for career-ready success, the social work curriculum integrates online courses and field training to help students acquire the necessary knowledge, values, and professional norms required for a social services career.
Students explore our engaging curriculum to gain knowledge about human behavior and the social context of the environment, social welfare policy and services, multicultural social work, human diversity, social and economic justice, and social work ethical standards. Upon completion of their online social work courses, graduates are able to employ an evidence-based approach to research findings to guide their decisions in the professional practice of social work.
In addition, the online coursework equips students to pursue a Master of Social Work or enter one of Touro University Worldwide’s various master’s degree programs.
The learning experience of fieldwork in diverse settings allows students to practice the appropriate knowledge and skills to promote the well-being of client populations. Previous fieldwork placements have included schools, counseling centers for families, senior centers, and social service charitable organizations.
A Flexible Online Social Work Degree
With our fully online bachelor’s degree in social work, Touro University Worldwide has created a student-centered, flexible alternative to traditional on-ground degree programs. This program is also well-suited for transfer students who would like to finish their social work degree online.
Designed to be student-centered, class sizes are intentionally limited and more personal, so you receive more of your professor’s time and can excel in a nurturing academic environment. In addition, we offer our online students access to comprehensive career resources through Career Services. All TUW professors are carefully selected for their credentials and passion as an educator.
The duration of the B.A. program in Social Work depends on several factors, including the number of credits accepted for transfer and whether or not online students take time off between social work courses. Students who enroll full-time (12 credits per semester for 3 semesters each academic year) can complete the bachelor’s degree in three and half (3.5) years. Students who enroll part-time (6 credits per semester for 3 semesters each academic year) will complete the program in seven (7) years.
Transfer credits: Up to a maximum of 45 semester credits of general education may be transferred and up to 45 semester credits of BSW may be transferred from other BSW programs from a regionally accredited university/college to fulfill the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work program requirements. A minimum of 30 semester credits from the program major courses must be completed at Touro University Worldwide.
Explore more detailed information related to the online bachelor’s degree in Social Work.
- Admission Requirements
- Portability of Degree
- BSW Program Handbook
- Form AS 4(B): Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
Random Acts of Kindness (RAK)
The TUW BSW Social Work Advisory Team (SWAT) is pleased to announce the results of our first social work program imitative Random Acts of Kindness (RAK).
3,639 RAK were performed during the week of February 13-17, 2023, contributing to the well-being of our communities.
We wish to thank students, Alumni, faculty, friends and family for your support!