BASW Program

Explore the BASW Program

Students in our BASW program can choose to complete coursework online or in person. The BASW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and offers the highest quality undergraduate social work education in Kentucky. Students in this program interact with world-class faculty, staff, and a diverse cohort of students. Students gain practice and research experience in a variety of settings, including:

  • clinical social work
  • schools
  • child welfare
  • gerontology
  • community organizing
  • mental health
  • international practice
  • and more

Graduates from our program are uniquely poised to enter a competitive job market and make the most of forecasted growth within the social work profession. Our recent graduates are working in hospitals, community-based non-profits, K-12 schools, universities, residential treatment programs, the criminal justice system, and more.

Eligible undergraduates may qualify for our 4+1 MSW program, allowing them to complete their MSW in just one year.

Students may declare a Pre-Social Work major at any time, including when they apply to the University. Once prerequisite courses are completed successfully, students apply to the full major through an internal College of Social Work application process.

THE UK DIFFERENCE

Learn Anywhere, Anytime

Students may choose to enroll in all online courses, allowing flexible BASW completion from anywhere. Online students have access to the same support and services as on campus students.

Unique Learning Opportunities

CoSW students have the opportunity to work in a wide range of field placement settings, gaining hands-on practice experience that prepares them for the workforce.

Broaden Your World

Students can study abroad, engage in service learning, and complete the Diversity Certificate. Each of these will enhance their world view and broaden their appreciation of difference.

Strategic Academic Advising

All BASW academic advising is performed by a licensed social worker, which lends a forward-looking career perspective to the educational process.

BASW Program

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#1

KY Rank for Graduate licensing Pass Rates

1K+

Field Placement Opportunities

97%

Student who receive some type of aid

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Receive the highest-quality undergraduate social work education available in Kentucky

CoSW

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Our students and alumni are the embodiment of our mission. Through dedication and steadfast service, they work to improve the human condition. These are their stories.

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