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Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) is designed to be completed in four years.  Students take general education courses and an Introduction to Social Work course in the first year of the program.  In the second year, students continue taking general education courses and also have two social work classes each semester.  During the third year, students delve deeper into the social work content and continue the general education requirements.  The fourth year is the time to finish up any general education requirements and to begin your social work journey in the field by working with agencies; locally, nationally, or internationally.

Students who transfer into the program will be advised with an individual plan to complete the program in a timely manner.  If you are considering a transfer to Belmont University for social work, please refer to the suggested program of study for guidance on equivalent coursework during the first and/or second years.

Belmont's Bachelor of Social Work degree is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the educational accrediting agency for the profession in the United States.

Suggested Program of Study for Social Work Majors

Social Work Course Descriptions


School Social Work Program

School social work is a specialized area of practice within the field of social work.  Belmont is the only university in Middle Tennessee, and one of only three state-wide, to offer a program that leads to licensure as a School Social Worker.   Upon successful completion of the course of study, the student can apply for licensure with the Tennessee State Board of Education.  Only with this license can the graduate be employed as a School Social Worker in the State of Tennessee.

The School Social Work program is a joint program of the Social Work Department and Belmont's School of Education, enhanced with additional courses in education and school social work and requiring a field placement in a school setting.

Course Requirements for School Social Work Program

Graduation Fun

Social Work Department  |  Phone: 615-460-6401
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