BASW

Students in our Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited BASW 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, and international practice, among others. 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.

The UK Difference

Guided Student Experience

Upon admission, students are connected with a Student Experience Liaison. This liaison will guide and support students through their BASW journey.

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.

Exceptional Career Prep Support

Our BASW graduates have social work licensing exam pass rates well above state and national averages. Our students receive career counseling, mentoring, and post-graduation mentorship to ensure a successful transition into social work practice.

4+1=MSW Initiative

Eligible students who graduate from our BASW program can complete their Master in Social Work (MSW) in just one year. CoSW alums may also be eligible for unique scholarships.

#1

KY rank for undergrad licensing pass rates

300+

Student field placement options

97%

Students who receive some type of financial aid

Student Spotlights


Sergeant Samantha Hess

Sergeant Samantha Hess

Sergeant Samantha Hess, with the University of Kentucky Police Department, is a student in the College masters in social work program. Sgt. Hess, like those
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Hoda Shalash

Hoda Shalash

Hoda Shalash is like many students in college. She thought she knew what she wanted to major in, and for three years, Hoda worked toward
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Tamara Vest

Tamara Vest

When Tamara Vest was just nine years old, her father and primary caregiver, died. Her mother, who had substance abuse issues, was not an option
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Daniel Beasley

Daniel Beasley

For some, going to college after high school is a no-brainer. But for Daniel Beasley, pursuing higher education wasn't an option.
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Events


March 30, 2020, 12:00 am
Priority registration for the 2020 Fall Semester and the 2020 Summer Session.

Priority registration for the 2020 Fall Semester and the 2020 Summer S...

Add/Drop period for all students registered for Fall 2020.
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April 3, 2020, 12:00 am
Last day to withdraw from the University or reduce course load.

Last day to withdraw from the University or reduce course load.

Students can withdraw or reduce course load after this date only for “urgent non-academic reasons.”
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News


Dr. David Royse receives William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award

Dr. David Royse receives William Holmes McGuffey Longev...

The eighth edition of Research Methods in Social Work has received a William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award from the Textbook
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Dean Jay Miller Named Social Worker of The Year

Dean Jay Miller Named Social Worker of The Year

College of Social Work (COSW) Dean Jay Miller has been named 2020 Social Worker of The Year. Dean Miller received
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University 1st in Kentucky to Launch Online Doctorate of Social Work degree

University 1st in Kentucky to Launch Online Doctorate o...

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2020) — It's a daunting, but necessary task – serving the most vulnerable members of our
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Let’s appreciate those we call (literally) when prevention efforts fall apart: #childwelfare workers! Read this! #NCAPM2020 #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #CPS @KYYouth @KyDCBS @CHFSKy @CWLAofficial @PCAAmerica @DSSDirectorDCo @GovAndyBeshear @PCAKY https://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article241628311.html

There are many ways that communities can work together to ensure children thrive. Visit the National Child Abuse Prevention Month website to learn what you can do to support & strengthen families and promote the well-being of children and youth. #NCAPM2020 http://bit.ly/2R5ZUbw

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