100% Online B.S. in Social Work (BSW)

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Career-Focused. Student-Centered. Success-Oriented.

Make a difference in the lives of others with the online Bachelor of Social Work program at King University.

The online BSW at King trains you in the advocacy and intervention strategies necessary to support individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations.

You’ll also receive hands-on training, giving you the chance to immediately practice what you’ve learned. We boast more than 60 employment and field practicum partners, located regionally, nationwide, and internationally. With a required 400 hours of field practicum education, you’ll gain extensive experience in the field while still completing your requirements far earlier than other BSW programs of this type. Major coursework can be completed in 16 months.

Our unwavering commitment to our students means that you’ll receive the education you need for meaningful professional and personal growth through a relevant and industry-specific course of study. Discover today why King University has the difference you need to advance your career.

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A Curriculum Built for Service

Our online BSW program requires 52 semester hours (11 courses) of major coursework. To graduate from King University, you must complete a total of 124 semester hours, which includes a mixture of major courses, general education courses, and additional courses which may come from credit transfers or electives.

Many courses follow an accelerated five-week format, and you can complete major coursework in as little as 16 months.

Courses you may take in this program include:

This course provides a broad overview of the social work profession from its European roots to contemporary generalist practice, including fields of practice, general systems theory, professional development of the self, and special populations. You are introduced to historical information regarding the formation of social work, as well as knowledge, skills, and values required for competent social work practice.

This course provides an in-depth exploration of social work-related aspects representing a broad spectrum of human diversity (socio-demographic, cultural, worldview, political, religious, sexual orientation and expression, life experiences, economic heritages, etc.). The ethical issues of social, restorative, and economic justice as they relate to diverse populations are explored with an emphasis on the impact of discrimination and oppression on various populations-at-risk and understanding the concepts of prejudice and discrimination. Understanding and valuing individual differences are emphasized while developing introspective capacities related to racial and ethnic self-identities.

This course is the first of two courses in a sequence on Human Behavior and the Social Environment. HBSE-PIE provides a multidimensional perspective on social work’s person-in-environment focus. It critically examines contemporary theory and research on the biological, psychological, psychosocial, and spiritual dimensions of the person, and eight dimensions of environment: the physical environment, social institutions and social structure, culture, formal organizations, communities, social movements, small groups, and families.

The focus of the course is on understanding U.S. history through the lens of social welfare advocacy, how to critically analyze social welfare policies and programs, the role of social workers in social welfare programs and policies, and how to assist clients through policy advocacy toward social, restorative, and economic justice. This content provides you with conceptual frameworks to endow them with the knowledge and skills to understand, evaluate, and assess major policies that form the foundation for social welfare policy in the United States.

CSWE-Accredited Program

King University’s BSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Board of Accreditation (BOA). Accreditation of a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the BOA indicates that it meets or exceeds standards of program quality evaluated through a peer review accreditation process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the BOA has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Accreditation applies to all program options, which includes locations and delivery methods. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program. Review our program’s accredited status in CSWE’s Directory of Accredited Programs. For more information about social work accreditation, contact CSWE’s Department of Social Work Accreditation.

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The Benefits of Online Learning

Learning in an online format provides the opportunity to adjust your academic path based on your personal preferences. You’ll have the chance to spend as much time with instructional materials as you need. King University’s online programs offer the same course of study and level of academic rigor as our on-campus counterparts. You’ll have access to the same experienced faculty and faith-based learning environment, and connect with your peers in a caring community atmosphere.

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After graduation, you’ll be well prepared for any number of social work-related careers, as well as further study in graduate school. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts a faster-than-average annual growth (12%) for social work positions between 2020 and 2030, with an estimated 78,300 openings a year predicted.1 You may work in mental healthcare, medical social work, child protection, advocacy, child and adult protection services, foster care and adoption, school social work, substance abuse counseling, case management, policy analysis, and a range of other career paths within the profession. The online BSW offers graduates entry into a wide range of jobs and career fields.

Average Annual Salaries in 2022

  1. Social Workers $46,2862
  2. Addiction counselors $55,6003
  3. Case managers $86,7944
  4. Policy analysts $61,8195

Who We Are

King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university dedicated to the integration of rigorous academic programming and the exploration of faith. For more than 150 years, we have offered students the opportunity to excel as thoughtful, resourceful, and responsible citizens with a passion for serving the world.

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  1. “Social Workers,” Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Retrieved March 17, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/.
  2. “How much does a Social Worker make?” Glassdoor.com. Retrieved March 17, 2022, from https://www.glassdoor.com/.
  3. “Addiction Counselor Salary in the United States,” Salary.com. Retrieved March 17, 2022, from https://www.salary.com/.
  4. “Case Manager Salary in the United States,” Salary.com. Retrieved March 17, 2022, from https://www.salary.com/.
  5. “How much does a Policy Analyst make?” Glassdoor.com. Retrieved March 17, 2022, from https://www.glassdoor.com/.