Undergraduate Programs

BSW in Social Work

BSW in Social Work

This four-year degree program prepares students for generalist social work practice. It helps students develop the competence to apply knowledge, values, and skills to practice with individuals, small groups, organizations, and communities. The program also prepares students for graduate education. The B.S.W. degree equips the practitioner to work with people who are encountering challenges related to personal or social circumstances. In addition, qualified graduates may apply for advanced standing to the IU School of Social Work or other M.S.W. programs nationwide.

Following the equivalent of a minimum of two postgraduate years of supervised social work practice experience, B.S.W. graduates of IU are eligible to apply for licensure by the state of Indiana. Upon successful completion of licensing requirements, the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency designates the B.S.W. graduate a Licensed Social Worker (L.S.W.). The B.S.W. degree is offered on the Indianapolis (IUPUI), Bloomington (IUB), Gary (IUN) Richmond (IUE) campuses. Students in the B.S.W. Program must complete all sophomore and junior social work courses and achieve senior standing before enrolling in the senior social work courses. A few social work courses are offered at Columbus and on the Kokomo campus.

For specific information regarding the B.S.W. Program, contact the appropriate campus below:

B.S.W. Program
Education/Social Work Building 4138
Indiana University
School of Social Work
902 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5154
Telephone: (317) 274-5447
Web: socialwork.iu.edu
E-mail: ibarbosa@iupui.edu (Ivette Barbosa)

B.S.W. Program
Indiana University
1127 E. Atwater Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47401-3701
Telephone: (812) 855-4427
Web: bloomington.socialwork.iu.edu
E-mail: kvbyers [at] indiana [dot] edu (kvbyers@indiana.edu) (Katharine Byers)

B.S.W. Program
Indiana University East
2325 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374-1289
Telephone: (765) 973-8422
E-mail: efitzger [at] indiana [dot] edu (efitzger@indiana.edu ) (Edward Fitzgerald)

B.S. W. Program
Indiana University Northwest
3400 Broadway
Dunes Medical/Professional Building, Room 3186
E-mail: atamburr@iun.edu 
Gary, In 46408

Telephone: (219) 980-7111

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