Undergraduate Program

The social work program at Kansas State University offers a bachelor's degree in social work (BSW), which is designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop a broad background in the social and behavioral sciences.


The social work major requires a comprehensive set of courses that integrate knowledge, skills, and values to prepare students for entry into the social work profession. These requirements are designed to produce individuals, both as citizens and as social work professionals, who function intelligently and responsibly to serve the special needs of the less fortunate in our society. Learn more about social work courses here.


Kansas State University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation.

Accreditation of a baccalaureate social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Board of Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.

Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.



Students graduating from the social work program at Kansas State University are eligible for licensure as bachelor degree social workers in the State of Kansas and are prepared for entry level, generalist social work practice to work in a variety of social work settings.

Further education

Social Work also pairs well with other majors, minors, and certificates, including: