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Bachelor of Social Work

Campbellsville University’s Bachelors in Social Work (BSW) prepares students to serve local communities, organizations, individuals, and families in need. This advanced program combines academic rigor and Christian virtues, all within the CU Louisville Education Center’s welcoming environment.

Offered in a blended format (online and face-to-face at the CU Louisville center), the BSW provides much-needed flexibility for learners with children, full-time employment, or a desire to learn from home using our virtual curriculum — at lower tuition costs than a physical campus based program — all while receiving a quality, accredited education.

Furthermore, candidates for Campbellsville’s BSW may qualify for financial aid.

Admission requirements for the Bachelors in Social Work include 30 credit hours of requisite general education courses, completion of BIO 110, POL 110, PSY 111, and SOC 110 with a C or better, a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, a brief personal essay, and three letters of recommendation.

At the Louisville Education Center, continuing students can reach their educational goals in less time than a traditional university schedule. Our satellite center holds an accelerated program with rigorous classes that meet one night a week, Monday to Thursday. Assuming that a student has entered the program with an associate degree or comparable earned credit hours, the BSW should take between 18 and 30 months to complete.

The BSW curriculum is comprised of a Social Work Area Core (42 credit hours) and Social Work Area Electives (9 credit hours). Core courses include Social Policy and Planning, Human Diversity, Human Behavior and the Social Environment, and Field Education. Students must attain at least a cumulative 2.25 GPA to graduate from the program.

Campbellsville University is an excellent resource for developing skills in social work. We are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and our program holds professional accreditation with the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE). Our CU Louisville Center is facilitated by an exemplary group of full-time and adjunct faculty, including Professor Darrell Locke, Professor Renee Sartin, Dr. Helen Mudd and Dr. Chris Conver. We invite you to explore our Bachelors in Social Work in more detail — thank you for visiting Campbellsville University’s Louisville Education Center.

This program is also available in a 100% online format. Learn more about Campbellsville University’s online Bachelor of Social Work.

Bachelor of Social Work Quickfacts

Length of Program – 18-30 months – The is a degree completion program that assumes that a student is coming in with an Associates degree or comparable credit hours. A student coming in with no transfer hours can complete this degree in about four years.

Format – Blended (on campus at the CU Louisville Education Center and online)

Program Definition – At Campbellsville University’s Carver School of Social Work & Counseling, the program stresses academic excellence, Christian leadership, and personal growth within a nurturing, caring environment.  The program expands the University mission in advancing students toward continued learning in all aspects of life with a special emphasis in the professional application of generalist social work practice.  As a facilitator of change, the program prepares students to serve diverse communities, organizations, groups, families, and individuals, particularly in a rural environment, at all levels of social work practice. Admission Requirements (for program only)

  • Student seeking admissions to the BSW Program must meet the following requirements:
  • Completion of  30 credit hours of general education requirements;
  • Completion of BIO 110, PSY 111, SOC 110, and POL 110 with a grade of C or better;
  • A cumulative grade point average of  2.5 or higher;
  • Completion of SWK 210 with a grade of C or better;
  • Application form (see Appendix D) and brief essay completed and submitted to the BSW Program Director;
  • An official transcript containing all college credits obtained at institutions previously attended;
  • Three letters of recommendation from community leaders, pastors, teachers, or professionals who have knowledge of your values, ethics, interpersonal and learning skills;
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Carver School Admissions Committee; The Admissions Committee may request a face-to-face interview with any applicant.
  • Signed statement of understanding affirming the support for NASW Code of Ethics and the standards of this BSW program (see p. 8 BSW Student Handbook).

Contact – Renee Sartin – (502) 753-0264 or