BASW

Students in our Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited BASW program (online or in-person) 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

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.

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


MSW Student Earns Degree from Spain

MSW Student Earns Degree from S...

Earning your Master of Social Work degree (MSW) from the College of Social Work (CoSW) at the University of Kentucky (UK) is obtainable regardless of
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Irina Osmolovska

Irina Osmolovska

With students ranging from Kentucky to New York, Texas to Wisconsin, earning your Master in Social Work (MSW) degree at the College of Social Work
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Doctoral Candidate Receives ISTSS Student Registration Award

Doctoral Candidate Receives IST...

Theresia Pachner, a doctoral candidate at the College of Social Work, has received a Student Registration Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
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Q&A with Shauna Kitts

Q&A with Shauna Kitts

Undergraduate student Shauna Kitts was recently announced as one of the 31 new 2020 Chellgren Student Fellows. Kitts, a first-generation student in the College of
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Events


December 7, 2021, 12:00 pm
Certificate Info Session

Certificate Info Session

Join a College of Social Work Advisor through Zoom to learn more about Graduate Certificates offered through the College of Social Work and how to
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December 7, 2021, 7:00 pm
ASK-VIP LGBTQ+ Support Group with Antoine & Jeremiah Smith-Rouse

ASK-VIP LGBTQ+ Support Group with Antoine & Jeremiah Smith-Rouse

Facilitated by: Antoine & Jeremiah Smith-Rouse December 7, 2021, 7:00-8:00 PM CST To register for this support group, visit here, and select ASK-VIP Support Group.
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December 8, 2021, 12:00 pm
DSW Info Session

DSW Info Session

Join our DSW Program Coordinator, Dr. Laura Escobar-Ratliff, and College of Social Work personnel as we discuss our Doctorate of Social Work program. Topics will
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News


UK College of Social Work Study Shows Black Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence Receive Less Workplace Support

UK College of Social Work Study Shows Black Survivors of Intimate Partner Vio...

A new study from the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky showed Black survivors of intimate partner
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UK College of Social Work’s Natalie Pope Receives 2021 Rose Dobrof Award

UK College of Social Work’s Natalie Pope Receives 2021 Rose Dobrof Award

Natalie Pope, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the UK College of Social Work, has been selected for the 2021 Rose Dobrof
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New Study Offers Insight on Impact of Masculinity on the Mental Health of Gay Black Men

New Study Offers Insight on Impact of Masculinity on the Mental Health of Gay...

A recent study conducted by University of Kentucky College of Social Work researcher Keith J. Watts, Ph.D., discusses the social
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