The demand for social workers equipped to assess and address the unique needs of individuals and groups is growing at a staggering rate. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that from 2016-2026, there will be a 16% increase in social worker employment. To prepare the next generation of social workers, case managers, advocates, and counselors to meet this demand and make a positive impact on our world, Point University offers a Bachelor of Social Work degree in a flexible, affordable online format.
Aligned with the rigorous standards of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE accreditation pending), this in-demand social work bachelor’s program prepares students to pursue licensure or advanced study in social work. Students gain real-world experience through an internship and practicum, and graduates benefit from ongoing mentorship, career counseling, and professional development opportunities.
1. Understand the physiological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual development of human beings.
2. Apply the latest techniques, research, legal and ethical guidelines, and a Christian worldview to meet the needs of individuals, families, and communities.
3. Demonstrate effective assessment and case management skills, as well as professionalism in social work practice.
The online BSW program’s comprehensive curriculum equips students to apply a research-based, legally and ethically sound, highly contextualized approach to promoting human rights, human dignity, and social justice. With internship and practicum components, this program is career-focused and designed to prepare students to pursue licensure, as well as graduate study. Listed below are some of the courses offered:
- Developmental Psychology
- Human Behavior & the Social Environment
- Social Welfare Theory
- Introduction to Counseling
- Case Assessment & Management
As a completely asynchronous program (with the exception of the on-ground internship and practicum), the online BSW program at Point University allows students to structure their own study schedule. While there are weekly deadlines associated with the online social work program, there are no required meeting times, so students are able to complete their work at their convenience. For this reason, the program length differs depending on how many credits students choose to take per term. On average, full-time students - taking two courses per eight-week session - can complete the 120 credit hour program in fewer than four years.
All students enrolled in the online social work bachelor’s program at Point University pay the same tuition rate, regardless of the state where the student resides. Already one of the most affordable choices among private colleges, Point University offers online students almost 40% off regular on-campus tuition.
Rate: $410 per credit hour*
To view a complete breakdown of tuition and fees, visit our Tuition & Fees: Online Students page.
*Tuition rate effective through summer semester 2020.
Point’s online bachelor’s in social work program prepares graduates to work with diverse populations in a variety of helping professions in roles such as:
- Social Worker
- Case Manager
- Community Organizer
- Mental Health Assistant
Point University offers the bachelor’s degree in social work in a fully-online format. Online students engage in asynchronous learning through a course website that facilitates interaction with their instructor and classmates.
This degree is 100% online with the exception of the internship and practicum. Take classes anytime – from anywhere in the world.
Up to 75% of required courses (typically 90 credits) can be transferred into this program from an accredited institution, shortening your degree time significantly.
Your faith will be strengthened with courses taught from a Christian worldview.
As an online student, you’ll receive the same quality education from respected professors as our on-campus students.
Our online student support services promote development tailored to fit your personal and professional goals.
SMALL CLASS SIZE
Our 18-to-1 student to professor ratio provides a small class size where you’re not just a student – you’re family.
At Point University, you’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. Get started today to discover your place in the Point family!
Point University provides a wonderful learning environment where you can grow both academically and spiritually. The professors encourage and support you and want you to succeed. The online classes are really convenient as you can set your own weekly schedule to fit the needs of your lifestyle.
– Laura Doering, online student