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


October 24, 2021, 6:00 pm
ASK-VIP Group Training with Antoine & Jeremiah Smith-Rouse

ASK-VIP Group Training with Antoine & Jeremiah Smith-Rouse

Topic: Blended Families: Parenting Children When They Don't Get Along Facilitated by: Antoine & Jeremiah Smith-Rouse October 24, 2021, 6:00-7:30 PM CST To
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October 25, 2021, 5:00 pm
ASK-VIP Group Training with Theresa Shell-Goldsby

ASK-VIP Group Training with Theresa Shell-Goldsby

Topic: A Guide to Coping With Allegations Facilitated by: Theresa Shell-Goldsby October 25, 2021, 5:00-6:30 PM CST To register for this group training,
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October 25, 2021, 6:00 pm
ASK-VIP Group Training with Rachael Wall

ASK-VIP Group Training with Rachael Wall

Topic: Guiding Your Child Through Adolescence Facilitated by: Rachael Wall October 25, 2021, 6:00-7:30 PM EST To register for this group training, visit
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News


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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Dean Miller Named Friend of School Social Work

Dean Miller Named Friend of School Social Work

Dr. Jay Miller, Dean at the University of Kentucky College of Social Work, received the 2021 Friend of School Social
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College of Social Work Study Examines Effect of Intimate Partner Violence on Employment of Mothers With Young Children

College of Social Work Study Examines Effect of Intimate Partner Violence on ...

Results of a new study from the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky indicate mothers experiencing intimate
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