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Serve Others. Be a Social Worker.

Make a difference one person at a time. Our bachelor's degree in social work is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. 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. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be eligible for licensure by the State of Texas as a Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW).

Applications for the BSW program open on March 1, 2022. You must first apply to A&M-Commerce with ApplyTexas and then complete the BSW program application. You may submit your completed BSW application to [email protected], or in-person to the department office in Henderson 311, by April 15, 2022.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Dallas, Frisco, Mesquite
Duration 4 Years
Foreign Language No foreign language credits required
Delivery 40-50% Online, Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours 120 Hours
Thesis Requirements No thesis required
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Bachelor of Science in Social Work :: SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK

SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK

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Bachelor of Science in Social Work :: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

What You Will Learn

A degree in social work offers the opportunity to:

  • Acquire knowledge and skills to assist others in their time of need
  • Learn what it means to be service-oriented
  • Receive mentorship from our social work faculty
  • Integrate coursework with practical applications through field-based experience
  • Enjoy working and learning with like-minded students
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Bachelor of Science in Social Work :: Careers

Careers

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

Healthcare Social Worker
$56,750
Child, Family and School Social Worker
$47,390
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Worker
$46,650

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020

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Bachelor of Science in Social Work :: FEATURED COURSES

Featured Courses

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Bachelor of Science in Social Work :: Course Delivery and Resources

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Course Delivery

The Bachelor of Science in Social Work is offered at our main campus in Commerce and our extended university sites in Dallas, Frisco and Mesquite. You will advance through courses as cohorts for additional support and lasting relationships.

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Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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Social Work::BSW Resources

WE WILL BEGIN ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS ON MARCH 1, 2022

Use the following links for your application to our programs.

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Bachelor of Science in Social Work :: Admissions

Applications for the BSW program open on March 1, 2022. You must first apply to A&M-Commerce with ApplyTexas and then complete the BSW program application. You may submit your completed BSW application to [email protected], or in-person to the department office in Henderson 311, by April 15, 2022.

For more information, contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Program Requirements

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)
  • PSY 2301
  • ANTH 2351
  • 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

Step 1. Apply

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.

ApplyTexas Application

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.”

School of Social Work Application

Submit your completed BSW application to [email protected], or in-person to the department office in Henderson 311.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Official Transcripts

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.

Test Scores

Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

You do not need to complete the state-legislated Texas Success Initiative (TSI) assessment if you meet one of the following exemption criteria.

  1. Met minimum college readiness standard on the SAT or ACT
  2. 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)
  3. Met a veteran or active military waiver (must meet specific requirements for each category)
  4. Received exemption based on earning a prior degree
  5. Received a transfer exemption (declaration by another institution)
  6. 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].

ACT/SAT

Submit your scores using the A&M-Commerce codes 4088 (ACT) and 6188 (SAT) on act.org or collegeboard.org.

Credits by Test

College Board Advanced Placement (AP)

A&M-Commerce accepts scores on certain College Board Advanced Placement (AP) tests for credit in selected courses.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

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.

Step 3. Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

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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  • PO Box 3011, HEN 311
  • Commerce, Texas 75429

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