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Bachelor's Degree in Social Work

B.A. or B.S. in social work

Social workers help people maneuver within their interpersonal relationships as well as solve problems within their personal, family and communities. Social work is a great profession for those with a spark of idealism, a belief in social justice and a natural love of working with people.

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Students in many majors, such as social work, connect with each other by sharing their experiences and learning opportunities.

The K-State difference

Students graduating from the program select either a Bachelor of Art or Bachelor of Science and are eligible for the social work licensing examination and certification process in states with such requirements. K-State’s undergraduate social work program is accredited by the key accrediting agency for social work education within the U.S., the Council on Social Work Education.

The Social Work Organization, or SWO, is a student-led organization open to all K-State students. Within the SWO, students network, empower one another, engage in diverse cultural experiences and reach out to the community.

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Did you know?

Students entering the social work major for the first time meet with an advisor to create an eight-semester plan.

Courses and curriculum

Students can earn either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science and are eligible for the social work licensing examination and certification process in certain states.

Typically, students apply for admission to the social work program sequence their junior year.

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What can I do with a degree in social work?

K-State social work graduates have some of the highest employment rates of all  majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. This dynamic and challenging profession offers a wide array of career options, helping people obtain the necessary resources to live with dignity. Possible careers in social work include:

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