Online Social Work – Asbury University
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8-Week Classes

Beginning in August, October, January, March and May

$399 / Credit Hour

Financial Aid Available
(Including Scholarships!)

 
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If you want to help people in need of assistance and make a difference in the lives of adults, children, and families, the online Bachelor of Science degree program in Social Work is perfect for you.  Upon graduation, you will be prepared for social work practice in private, state, and nonprofit agencies.  Submit the free application for admission online and our enrollment team will contact you immediately to help build your Social Work degree plan.

Visit the Online Programs admissions page for more information regarding the admissions process.

 

Kaitlyn Estep ’20 completed our Online Social Work program and works as a therapist at Appalachian Regional Healthcare.

“The Asbury Online Social Work program prepared me well for my master’s degree in social work and allowed me to work full-time while attending. The professors were friendly, welcoming, and challenged me to grow. As a Christian, I felt comfortable utilizing my faith in various assignments. I recommend this program to anyone wanting to go into social work.”

 

Quick Facts

  • Program Delivery Format: Online*
  • Accredited: CSWE**
  • Credit Hours: 124 total hours (up to 75 may be transferred in)
  • Potential Career Fields: Family, School, Community, and Mental Health Social Worker, Substance Abuse Counselor, Rehabilitation Case Manager, Human Services Specialist.
  • 2022-23 Tuition Rate: $399 per credit hour (Scholarships and Financial Aid Available)
  • Department Webpage: Social Work;  Online Social Work Info & FAQ’s    
  • Curriculum: Program Requirements

*Field Education Requirements

Social Work students are required to complete Field Education Practicum components for the program in social service agencies programs.  For this reason, online Social Work students need to be able to adjust their schedules, and be able to travel to their placement in order to complete their clinical requirements.  Practicum I (5 credit hours) and Practicum II (8 credit hours) are typically completed during the 3rd and final semesters of the program and require a minimum of 200 agency hours (13.3 hrs/week) and 320 agency hours (21.3 hrs/week) respectively, along with a weekly class seminar. Practicum placements are 16 weeks each.

**Program Accreditation

Asbury University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation of a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s 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.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact http://www.cswe.org/Accreditation/Information.aspx

Sample Course Plan

First Semester

  • SW 100 Intro to Social Work
  • SW 211 Encountering Poverty
  • SW 251 Human Behavior/Social Env. I
  • SW 252 Human Behavior/Social Env. II

Second Semester

  • SW 302 Contemp. Issues in Social Work
  • SW 310 Social Work Practice
  • SW 311 Intro Research Methods
  • SW 340 Practicum I
  • SW 390 Social Work Practice: Groups

Third Semester

  • SW 402 Social Welfare Policies
  • SW 410 Social Work Practice: Communities
  • PSY 315 Stats for Behavior Sciences
  • SW 385 Spiritual Formation

Final Semester

  • SW 320 Diversity
  • SW 435 Psychopathology
  • SW 433 Family Violence
  • SW 440 Practicum II
  • SW 475 Senior Seminar