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


Shyan Stivers

Shyan Stivers

University of Kentucky (UKY) student, Shyan Stivers, was recently awarded a Legislative Research Commission (LRC) fellowship through the 2020-2021 Graduate Fellows Program in Frankfort, KY.
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1LT Jamie Webb

1LT Jamie Webb

Army First Lieutenant (1LT), and College of Social Work (CoSW) master of social work (MSW) student, Jamie Webb, has been recognized as the National Association
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Sergeant Samantha Hess

Sergeant Samantha Hess

Sergeant Samantha Hess, with the University of Kentucky Police Department, is a student in the College Master in Social Work Program.
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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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Events


August 4, 2020, 10:00 am
Virtual Continuing Education Course: Understanding Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma

Virtual Continuing Education Course: Understanding Pediatric Abusive H...

Virtual Continuing Education Course: Understanding Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma - Register Here Course Description: Pursuant to legislation passed in the 2010 Kentucky General Assembly, training on
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August 6, 2020, 1:00 pm
Virtual Continuing Education Course: Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, Neglect And Exploitation

Virtual Continuing Education Course: Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, N...

Virtual Continuing Education Course: Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation - Register Here Course Description: The presenter will explore multiple issues, factors, and systems as
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August 7, 2020, 4:30 pm
Ph.D. Program Alumni Virtual Happy Hour

Ph.D. Program Alumni Virtual Happy Hour

The College of Social Work invites you to join your fellow Ph.D. program alum from the comfort of your home. Change out of your daytime
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News


Third MSW Student Awarded LTJ Fellowship

Third MSW Student Awarded LTJ Fellowship

Incoming Master of Social Work (MSW) student Eman Ghoneim now joins her fellow incoming MSW student Quinten Harris and current
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Loeffler Awarded 2020 Outstanding Teaching Award

Loeffler Awarded 2020 Outstanding Teaching Award

Each year, the University of Kentucky recognizes faculty and graduate teaching assistants for outstanding teaching during its UK Faculty Awards
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UK Collaborative Team Receives Funding To Refurbish & Provide Essential Medical Equipment

UK Collaborative Team Receives Funding To Refurbish & Provide Essential ...

Roughly 1 in 7 Americans live with a disability that impacts daily mobility. The average cost of a wheelchair ranges
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