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Bachelor of Social Work

Campbellsville University’s Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) prepares students to serve local communities, organizations, individuals, and families in need. This advanced program combines academic rigor and Christian values, all within the Larry and Beverly Noe Somerset Education Center’s welcoming environment. Offered in a fully online or blended (both online and at the Somerset campus) format, the BSW provides much-needed flexibility for students with children, full-time employment, or a need to learn from home using our virtual curriculum.

After enrolling in a post-secondary degree through the Somerset Education Center, students can take classes from anywhere with an Internet connection — at lower tuition costs than a physical campus program — all while receiving a quality, accredited education.

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

Admission requirements for the BS in Social Work include 30 credit hours of requisite general education courses, completion of BIO 110, PSY 111, SOC 110, and POL 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 Somerset Education Center, continuing students can reach their educational goals in less time than a traditional university schedule. Our satellite campus holds an accelerated program with rigorous classes that meet two nights a week, Monday to Thursday.

For more information about the admissions process, contact Admissions Counselor Lindsay Shrum at 606-451-8474 or

The BSW curriculum contains 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 maintain at least a cumulative 2.25 GPA to graduate from the program.

No matter which pathway you choose to reach your educational goals, Campbellsville University is an excellent resource for developing skills in social work. We are also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Our Education Center is facilitated by an exemplary group of full-time and adjunct faculty, including Dr. Helen Mudd (Dean), Anne Adcock (Program Director) and Cindy Colyer (Field Director). We invite you to explore our Bachelor in Social Work in more detail — thank you for visiting Campbellsville University’s Somerset Education Center.

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