Prepare for a Career in Social Work with a Flexible, Fully Online Degree for Busy, Working Adults
St. Kate's online Bachelor of Social Work program prepares students for careers in social work, the nation’s largest clinical mental health counseling profession.
In the social work program at St. Kate’s, you’ll develop knowledge and skills in social welfare policy and advocacy; community outreach; communication and interviewing skills; case management; social work research; group work; and strengths-based, anti-racist interventions and support of individuals, families, and communities.
Our faculty are experienced and dedicated to helping you succeed. They will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a competent and compassionate social worker. You will also benefit from real-world work experience with 400 required field placement hours.
When you graduate from our program, you will be prepared to take the social work licensing exam and become a licensed social worker (LSW).
After completing your bachelor's of social work, you can move seamlessly into St. Kate's healthcare-focused Master of Social Work program. BSW graduates are eligible for "advanced standing" status in the MSW program, reducing the number of credits and time required to complete the MSW.
We also offer various student support services, including career counseling, internship opportunities, and financial aid.
Program at a Glance
Classes meet: Online, asynchronous; fieldwork requirements may be completed close to where you live or work.
Credits for major: 44
Time to completion: 21 months
Cost per credit (2024–2025): $500
Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer
St. Kate's bachelor of social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation.
Accreditation of a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education Commission on 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 Commission on 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.