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Continuing Studies Social Work Night Degree Completion Program

CS Social Work Night Degree Completion Program

Make a difference in your community and in the world by earning your bachelor’s degree in Social Work through our new night bachelor’s degree completion program through BSU’s School of Social Work. The program is designed for part-time students and is limited to transfer students with a designated number of earned credits. The curriculum follows the same rigorous standards as BSU’s day program. Coursework for the degree program is delivered over a three-year period. 

Programs offered through the College of Continuing Studies are designed for busy adults. Continue the journey to complete your bachelor’s degree in social work at the Bridgewater State University School of Social Work, with faculty members dedicated to our students and the mission of helping you maximize your potential.

Bridgewater State University's BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

BSU’s social work students, alumni, staff and faculty work together to advance social justice by empowering individuals, groups, organizations and communities to engage positively in situations of crisis. Established in 1980, the BSU Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program is the largest program of its kind in Massachusetts.

Students engage in hands-on experience and learn through a combination of classroom learning, intensive field education and professional mentoring by faculty. Our students graduate with professional practice competencies in the knowledge, skills, values and ethics of social work. 

Program Requirements
The program is designed for part-time students and is limited to transfer students with a designated number of earned credits. The curriculum follows the same rigorous standards as BSU’s day program.  Courses will take place on Monday and Tuesday nights from 6 – 8:30 pm. Students may enroll in up to two social work courses each semester. Field education is a central component of social work education.  Students are required to complete a senior year internship of 464 hours which may require students to be available in the daytime.

BSW Program Mission Statement
The BSW program prepares its graduates for entry-level professional positions in Social Work and related fields, providing them through a liberal arts foundation with the requisite knowledge, values, and skills to address effectively the needs of vulnerable and at-risk populations in Southeastern Massachusetts and beyond. Adhering to a strength-based generalist practice approach, and utilizing a person-in-environment framework, the curriculum focuses on ethical and culturally competent practice and strives for social justice to enable our graduates to enhance the lives of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Find resources and learn about our faculty on the School of Social Work webpage. More+

Admissions, Financial Aid & Cost

Learn about Continuing Studies Admissions, Financial Aid and the cost to attend on our Continuing Studies Admissions webpage. More+

Continuing Studies provides a streamlined application that takes minutes to complete. For Admissions information, visit our Continuing Studies Admissions webpage. 

Students who enroll in BSU's Night and Online Degree programs are eligible to participate in financial aid programs. 

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The School of Social Work will deliver courses over a three-year period in the new night degree completion program. You can review the schedule of courses here.
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Learn the details about our new night Bachelor of Social Work from our faculty in this webinar. We discuss information about the program and the process of earning your degree in Social Work. Our Continuing Studies Admission staff discusses the admission process, transferring credits to BSU and program cost. Click on the title to watch the webinar. 
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Learn more about our BSW Night Degree program through our informative webinar. We discuss details of the night program, admission requirements and transfer information. We also hold a question and answer session at the end of the presentation