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Bachelor of Social Work

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program at CSU Pueblo prepares students to excel in the field of social work. Our program was created for students looking to help individuals, families, groups, and communities across all racial, cultural, and economic demography. 

Our social work program has been continuously accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) since 1982. CSWE is the premier organization for accreditation of social work programs.

CSU Pueblo faculty and staff are dedicated towards providing a rich and interacting learning experience where our students get to work hands-on with a local agency that helps them collaborate with individuals, families, and communities in need.

Our graduates are highly regarded by the social service community. They are sought after to fill social work staffing needs in the surrounding urban and rural communities in this region. Many graduates from this program are administrators and practitioners in social service agencies throughout Southern Colorado.

Program Admission

"The Social Work Program at CSU Pueblo gave me the necessary foundation to become a social worker. The faculty further provided encouragement and excitement to continue on with my MSW. I absolutely enjoy what I do and am glad I had such great social workers as mentors, role models, and teachers at CSU Pueblo."

- Cindy Bowers, Former BSW Student 

Frequently Asked Questions

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    HOW LONG WILL A SOCIAL WORK DEGREE TAKE TO EARN?

    The bachelor’s degree in social work takes four (4) years to complete. Some students complete the first two (2) years at a community college then transfer into a university that has an accredited social work program.
    Accredited social work programs are given the stamp of approval by the national accrediting body, the Council on Social Work Education.
    This stamp of approval guarantees that your education meets the standards of the profession regarding beginning social work practice.
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    Where Can I Work?

    Social workers are found working with people from pre-conception to death. We work in hospitals, schools, prisons, mental health facilities, state departments of human services, and even in veterinary offices.
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    WHO CAN I TALK TO ABOUT MY FINANCIAL AID OR BILL?

    It is important to check your PAWS account regularly. Student Financial Services is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is available via phone at 719.549.2753, email at financialaid@csupueblo.edu, and take walk-ins.
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    AM I QUALIFIED FOR SCHOLARSHIPS?

    You may be qualified for one or more scholarships offered by CSU Pueblo. You must have an updated FAFSA on file with Student Financial Services. Visit the Scholarships page for more information.

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