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
Read More
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
Read More
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
Read More
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.
Read More

Events


February 20, 2020, 12:00 am
Last day for doctoral candidates for a May 2020 degree to submit a Notification of Intent to schedule a final examination in the Graduate School

Last day for doctoral candidate...

February 20, 2020, 6:00 pm
Erlanger ASK meeting

Erlanger ASK meeting

Erlanger United Methodist Church 31 Commonwealth Ave.
Read More
February 20, 2020, 6:00 pm
Glasgow ASK meeting

Glasgow ASK meeting

Glenview Christian Church 1403 Glenview Dr.
Read More

News


March 1st Deadline for Integrated Behavioral Health Application

March 1st Deadline for Integrated Behavioral Health App...

IBH Cognate Area of Study: The College of Social Work will award $10,000 stipends to full-time MSW students and $5,000
Read More
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
Read More
Mission Persistent: New Lab Endeavor Explores Behavioral Health and the Military

Mission Persistent: New Lab Endeavor Explores Behaviora...

Every day, men and women across the nation choose to serve ⁠— together, they vow to protect our freedom at
Read More
Top