Social Work majors have a caring spirit and desire a meaningful career. At Mary Baldwin, you’ll learn alongside others with a passion for service and world change. Social work is among the fastest growing professions in the United States. The field offers career opportunities as well as the ability to help improve lives and benefit families, groups, organizations, and communities. With a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) you are ready for a professional position or for graduate study.
Students who major in social work earn the BSW degree; this credential is necessary for entry-level and generalist social work positions with governmental agencies and many nonprofits that serve our communities.
Social Work is available through the College for Women and Adult Degree Program in Staunton, Charlottesville, Roanoke, Richmond, and South Boston. Prospective students interested in the BSW should first apply and be admitted to either the Residential College for Women or the Adult Degree Program. Once enrolled, undergraduates who are interested in the program will complete the BSW Application during their junior year in the program. Students gain extensive hands-on experience in the social work field while completing a field placement of 450 hours during their senior year, spring semester.
Our BSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. You can view our Mary Baldwin College Assessment Results 2014 here.