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Department of Social Work

Social workers are licensed professionals who help people of all ages and backgrounds solve problems encountered in life.

In our department, you will learn the skills and values needed to engage in competent and ethical social work practice.


Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)
This degree will prepare you for licensure as a Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW). All students have the option of completing this degree on campus or totally online.

We also offer a Minor in Social Work.

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
This degree prepares you for advanced social work practice in the healthcare, mental health and education fields. All students have the option of completing this degree on campus or totally online.

The profession of social work offers an opportunity to improve lives. Your ASU degree is your ticket to join a dynamic group of professionals who work to restore or enhance the social, psychosocial or bio-psychosocial functioning of individuals, couples, families, groups, organizations or communities in a variety of settings.

Around the Department

Take a look at some other aspects of our department that make ASU an outstanding place to study social work.

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Field Education

Gain valuable experience practicing social work before graduation. Develop your professional network through internships where you’ll take on a case load and work with real clients.

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Student Organizations

Join our Student Social Work Association and/or Phi Alpha social work honor society for professional development, networking, philanthropy and social events as you really get to know your fellow students and professors.

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Our B.S.W. degree program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), our M.S.W. degree program holds CSWE Candidacy Status, and the D.S.W. degree program will seek CSWE accreditation when available.

Social work students in Amsterdam.

Study Abroad

Participate in our annual summer study abroad program where you’ll travel across Europe. Visit partner universities in the Netherlands, meet with professionals in the Czech Republic, and work with the Ronald McDonald Foundation in Bucharest, Romania.