Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program

The bachelor of social work (BSW) program at Salem State recognizes the strengths and diversity of undergraduate students who want to make meaningful contributions to lives of others. Students' interest in helping individuals, families and communities and in social and economic justice is integrated with a comprehensive liberal arts education in order to prepare for professional social work practice in a wide range of social service settings. These settings include hospitals, schools, adolescent residential treatment programs, substance abuse programs, community action agencies, domestic violence programs, and group homes.

The BSW program educates students in learning environments designed to create an atmosphere of support and academic rigor. Courses in the social work major support the development of knowledge, skills and values critical to competent social work practice. The required senior field education experience allows students to use the knowledge and skills they have learned in courses to actual supervised practice in social service settings throughout the Northeast region.

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