The Bachelor of Arts in Social Work degree from Touro University Worldwide prepares students for a rewarding career as a generalist helping individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations by providing guidance, counseling, referrals and practical human services.
Social Work is well established as a fundamental commitment to helping people and communities identify, prevent, and solve problems. Touro University Worldwide’s B.A. in Social Work program places emphasis on gaining the appropriate knowledge, values and skills needed to promote the well-being of client population through the learning experience of field work available in diverse settings such as schools, counseling centers for families, senior centers, social service charitable organizations etc.
Social Work Program
The program prepares culturally competent entry level social workers and inspires students to be advocates for social change and a more just and equitable society.
The curriculum is designed to promote a nurturing academic environment that integrates online courses and field training with real-world learning and experience. The Online Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work program will be able to become a vehicle to enter the various Master’s degree programs at Touro University Worldwide.
Graduates with a bachelor’s in social work are typically employed under a range of job titles, such as senior social worker, 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, social worker discharge planner, etc.
The program combines online courses and field instruction to help students acquire the necessary knowledge, values and professional norms of the social work field. Upon completion of the Online Social Work degree program, graduates are able to employ an evidence-based approach in research findings to guide their decisions in the professional practice of social work.
Touro University Social Work Graduates
The program provides grounding in social work knowledge, values and competency skills necessary in the field of social work. Through the case study method, Touro University students 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, social work ethical standards and research in social work.
Publications and Policies
- Admission Requirements
- Portability of Degree
- BSW Program Handbook
Note: This degree does not lead to any form of licensure or certification.
TUW has answered student demand with our social work degree offering. The fully online format makes the degree accessible to more students and presents a flexible alternative to traditional on-ground degree programs. The duration of the program depends on several factors, including the number of credits accepted for transfer and whether or not students take time off between courses. Students who enroll full-time (12 credits per semester for 3 semesters each academic year) can complete the degree in three and half (3-1/2) 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.
The social work program is student centered in a number of ways. Class sizes are limited and more personal, so you receive more of your professor’s time. All TUW professors are carefully selected for their credentials and passion as an educator.