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Bachelor of Science in Social Work Degree (BSW)

A Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW) degree from TCU is the gateway to a rewarding career serving vulnerable populations in your community. Whether you are passionate about working with individuals, families, groups, or organizations, a BSW provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to make change a reality. Graduates of our program are also eligible to be licensed in many states, opening up a wider range of career opportunities and they are eligible for advanced standing in most graduate programs, significantly reducing the time needed to obtain an MSW degree.

Our graduates work in well-respected non-profit and governmental agencies here in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex and abroad. Locally, TCU social work alumni are employed by organizations such as:

Communities in Schools – Greater Tarrant County

John Peter Smith Health Network

Fort Worth Independent School District

BSW Program Mission Statement

The TCU BSW Program is committed to cultivating compassionate, ethical, and trauma-informed social workers who view the world through a critical lens. Our mission is to equip students with the knowledge, values, and skills needed to address complex societal issues while upholding the highest ethical standards. We believe in the power of ethical care and trauma-informed practice to promote social justice, community healing, and empower individuals. Our program prepares students to critically examine systems of power through rigorous academic coursework, experiential learning opportunities and internships, as well as a strong emphasis on leadership development. We strive to develop the next generation of social workers who are well-prepared professionals and passionate advocates for social change.

Why TCU Social Work?

Our thriving program offers smaller classes, excellent instruction, and high quality advising and mentorship by full-time faculty. We also work closely with students to develop internship experiences that align with your professional goals,

Our 33 credit hour curriculum focuses on trauma-informed practice, social change, critical thinking, and leadership; knowledge and skills that will prepare you for a successful, life-long career in social work. We also offer a variety of elective courses and students are able to minor in disciplines that include psychology, child development, and criminal justice.

Interested in research? You can join one of our faculty on an ongoing research project or be mentored on your own. Interested in service projects? We have a student association that promotes social justice and social change on and off campus.

And don’t forget, TCU is ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the United States, offering outstanding facilities and amenities and a dynamic and engaging campus experience!

TCU’s course catalog provides more information about our BSW degree program. Here, you will learn more about foundation, core social work, and elective courses. You can also learn about our 18 credit hour social work minor. You can also learn more about the TCU Core Curriculum (add this link when you click on TCU Core Curriculum).

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