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Bachelor of Social Work

Campbellsville University’s Baccalaureate Social Work Program stresses academic excellence and personal growth within a nurturing, Christian environment.

The program expands the University’s mission in advancing students toward continued learning in all aspects of life with specialized emphasis on the professional application of generalist social work practice. Scholarship, leadership, and Christian service are practiced as a part of the baccalaureate program with encouragement and emphasis placed on continuation throughout life.

As a facilitator of progressive change, the social work program strives to teach service within diverse communities, organizations, groups, families, and individuals, all in the context of Christian service.

The Baccalaureate Social Work Program at Campbellsville University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).


Application and Handbook

Application Online Program  Handbook


How to Apply

The Campbellsville application process is simple and straightforward. Student may enter this program in August and in January. Follow these steps to begin your journey:

  1. Submit a complete application for admission form.
  2. Arrange for the office of admissions to receive an official transcript (containing a complete record of all courses attempted) from each college or university previously and currently attended.
  3. Send three letters of recommendation from community leaders, pastors, teachers, or professionals who have knowledge of your interpersonal and learning skills.
  4. Completion of personal essay.
  5. If transferring less than 24 credit hours, arrange for the office of admissions to receive an official and final high school transcript and an official ACT or SAT score report.

Phi Alpha

Phi Alpha is a National Social Work Honor Society. The purpose of XI Omega Phi Alpha is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and to promote humanitarian goals and ideals.

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Course Offerings

Social Work Area (leading to the Bachelor of Social Work): 51 Hours

Students must complete ENG 111, with a grade of “C” or better, to enroll in Social Work Area Core courses.

Social Work Area Core: 45 Hours
Take each course on this list:
SWK 210 Introduction to Social Work                                      3 hours
SWK 220 Practice I (Individual)                                                   3 hours
SWK 310 Social Policy and Planning                                         3 hours
SWK 311 Human Behavior & the Social Environment I      3 hours
SWK 312 Human Behavior & the Social Env. II                      3 hours
SWK 340 Practice II (Family)                                                        3 hours
SWK 342 Human Diversity                                                           3 hours
SWK 365  Quantitative Research                                               3 hours
SWK 366 Qualitative Research                                                    3 hours
SWK 410 Field Instruction*                                                          12 hours
SWK 420 Field Instruction*                                                          6 hours
SWK 421 Field Instruction*                                                         6 hours
SWK 450  Practice III (Communities & Organizations)        3 hours
SWK 455  Practice IV (Groups)                                                    3 hours

*Students may take 12 hours over 1 semester (SWK 410) or take 6 hours per semester (SWK 420 and SWK 421)

Social Work Area Electives and Approved Cognates: 6 Hours
Choose two courses from this list.
SWK 315 Crisis Intervention                                                        3 hours
SWK 331 Marriage & Family                                                        3  hours
SWK 350 Values and Ethics in Social Work Practice            3 hours
SWK 360 Child Abuse & Neglect                                                3 hours
SWK 370 Child Abuse & Interventions                                     3 hours
SWK 414 Human Rights                                                                 3 hours
SWK 425 Death, Dying and Bereavement                               3 hours
SWK 460 Aging                                                                                 3 hours
SWK 480  Special Topics Seminar in Social Work                 3 hours
SWK 481  Addictions                                                                      3 hours
SWK 482 Conflict Resolution                                                       3 hours
SWK 483  Foster Care & Adoption                                             3 hours
SWK 485 Medical Social Work                                                    3 hours
SWK 486 School Social Work                                                       3 hours
SWK 490 Independent Study in Social Work                         3 hours