UCCS Social Work

UCCS Social Work


Improving Our Communities, Making a Difference, Fueling the Future

At UCCS, you can make a difference in the lives of others. UCCS Social Work students transform lives through direct practice with individuals, groups, and families while also working to improve communities. Our graduates fuel the future as advocates, leaders and social advocates. 

Join the community dedicated to helping others through social change. Become a Social Work student at UCCS.



UCCS Social Work Programs and Degrees

The UCCS Social Work community is naturally warm and supportive.  Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping you develop into the best social worker you can be, ready to practice social work and excel academically, professionally, and personally.  Our bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are seeking accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education.

BSW & MSW Information Sessions

You can visit the Social Work Information Session page for information on upcoming info sessions, both in person and virtual.  You may also review the videos on materials presented during our sessions at your convenience.

Please contact us at socialwork@uccs.edu with questions or to schedule individual appointments. 


Bachelor of Social Work

The 120-credit hour BSW will be an undergraduate degree that prepares students for entry-level, professional, generalist social work practice and for graduate social work education.

Master of Social Work

The 60-credit MSW will be a professional degree designed to provide the knowledge, skills, abilities, and credentials required practice social work at an advanced skill level with the trauma-informed social work practice specialization.  

Field Education

Social Work students in the undergraduate and graduate programs will have an opportunity to make a difference in their local communities by engaging in field practice.


The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting body for social work programs in the USA.  CSWE Accreditation begins with a request for candidacy and is then followed by a 3-benchmark process, which typically takes 3 years to earn initial accreditation.  

The Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work have achieved Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation. For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation.

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Social Work Field Instructor Application

As field practice (e.g., internships) is considered to be the "signature pedagogy for social work" (CSWE, 2015), the UCCS Social Work program will rely heavily on field education and community agencies to help produce competent practitioners.

If you are interested in joining the College of Public Service as a Field Instructor, please complete an application available in the link below. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you looking to learn more about our social work programs?  Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information. 


All social work programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) measure and report student learning outcomes, which are based on the 9 social work competencies outlined in the CSWE accreditation standards. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice which all social workers are expected to master during their professional training. Click the link below for more information.