Advocate for Others
This rigorous program will prepare you to work with and support a diverse population. Learn the skills needed to make informed decisions influencing positive change in the lives of others.
The BSW application period closes on Wednesday, April 15, 2024 at 11.59 PM. For more information, please email [email protected]
See Yourself Succeed with a Degree In Social Work
Work closely with faculty who have a deep commitment to social work education. Our faculty will help you develop skills and experience in areas including social welfare and social justice.
Utilize your social work skill sets to meet people where they are and help them solve complex problems in their daily lives.
Cultivate Your Passion
Make a difference in the lives of many while gaining hands-on experience through field work in various settings.
Gain confidence and experience as you practice your knowledge and skills in the field. Upon successful completion of our program, you will be eligible for LBSW licensure by the state of Texas.
BSW Field Education
The frame of reference you develop through your field experience is a valuable tool that encourages you to put your knowledge, skills and values into practice. As a practitioner, you’ll have the opportunity to work in one of several affiliated agencies offering a multitude of services to individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations. Prepare for career advancement and grow as a professional during your field experience.
All social work students are required to purchase a TK20 account prior to their first semester in field. If you have questions about your field practicum, contact the BSW Field Director at [email protected]
Most of our graduates go on to work in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, government and non-profit agencies, nursing homes and private practice. Others pursue advanced degrees in social work or related areas.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020
Practice application of social work skills with individuals and families. Skills are developed through class exercises, videotaped role plays and written assignments.
Explore child protection laws and enforcement, family and parent functioning situations affecting children’s well-being, and the policies and services that relate to these situations.
Examine biophysical, psychological and behavioral domains of human development. Individuals’ and families' interactions with the environment are emphasized in adolescence, adulthood and the later years.
Undergraduate Program Costs
Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.
BSW Admission Application
Applications for the BSW program open on March 1, 2024. You must first apply to A&M-Commerce with ApplyTexas and then complete the BSW program application. You must submit your completed BSW application digitally no later than Wednesday, April 15, 2024 at 11.59 PM.
For more information, email [email protected]
Social work majors are required to complete the following courses:
- University core (42 hours or very close to being finished)
- MATH 1342 (must be this MATH course)
- SOC 1306 (must be this SOC course)
- SWK 2361 (offered during fall and summer)
- SWK 2362 (offered during spring and summer)
- SWK 2389 (offered during spring and summer)
- Since the BSW degree does not require a minor, you must complete 18-21 hours of non-program electives
Your Path to Becoming a Lion
Applying to the undergraduate social work program is a two-step process. First, apply to Texas A&M University-Commerce with ApplyTexas and then apply to the School of Social Work.
Submit your application through ApplyTexas.
- Select “Create a new undergraduate admissions application.”
- Select Texas A&M University-Commerce as your “target university.”
- Select “Social Work” as your “Major.”
Contact your previous/current academic institution(s) and request that they mail the transcript to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011
For faster delivery, you may check to see if your previous/current academic institution(s) can submit an electronic version of your transcript to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. A&M-Commerce accepts SPEEDE, National Clearinghouse and Escript-Safe electronic transcripts.
You do not need to complete the state-legislated Texas Success Initiative (TSI) assessment if you meet one of the following exemption criteria.
- Met minimum college readiness standard on the SAT or ACT
- Obtained the minimum required score(s) on the statewide high school STAAR EOCs Algebra II and English III exams (these are optional for high schools)
- Met a veteran or active military waiver (must meet specific requirements for each category)
- Received exemption based on earning a prior degree
- Received a transfer exemption (declaration by another institution)
- Completed prior college-level coursework
Students are responsible for providing proof of exemption and will be considered assessment required until documentation is provided of state exemption. For more information, please contact the Testing Center at [email protected].
A&M-Commerce accepts scores on certain College Board Advanced Placement (AP) tests for credit in selected courses.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is a rigorous, 2-year, pre-university program. In compliance with SB111, A&M-Commerce offers at least 24 hours of credit to all IB diploma candidates with subject exam scores of 4 or higher.
More than 70% of our undergraduate students receive FINANCIAL AID. Find out how you may be eligible for grants, loans and/or the Work Study Program.
To help you pay for your degree, a variety of SCHOLARSHIP opportunities are available at A&M-Commerce including institutional scholarships, outside scholarships and state-funded scholarships. All scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as funds are available, so apply as early as you can!
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- School of Social Work
- PO Box 3011, HEN 311
- Commerce, Texas 75429