UCCS Bachelor of Social Work

UCCS Bachelor of Social Work

Improving Our Communities, Making a Difference, Fueling the Future

The UCCS Bachelor of Social Work program prepares social workers for ethical and competent generalist social work practice across diverse populations.

Social work is a is a hands-on profession that strives to help individuals, families, groups and communities deal with diverse problems. Nationally, the 10-year job growth predictions for social work range between 15% and 22%, which is much faster than most comparable professions.

Our graduates are prepared for careers as entry-level social workers able to work across client systems as advocates, leaders, and agents of social change.  BSW trained social workers make a difference in the lives of clients and communities.


BSW Information Sessions

We are hosting virtual information sessions for the BSW Program at UCCS. Register online now!

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Monday, March 8 at 3 pm

Monday, April 5 at 5 pm

You may also review the material presented during our information sessions at your convenience on our Social Work Information Session page.

  • The videos and links on our information session webpage are designed to help you understand the profession of social work, what you can do with a social work degree, and how the UCCS Social Work programs can help you reach your academic and professional goals

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

UCCS Social Work Focuses on Key Social Work Skills:

  1. Serve clients using a generalist social work practice approach with a focus on the individual within his or her environment.
  2. Understand how to ethically and competently help clients and communities across diverse populations.
  3. Utilize intervention methods that are evidence-based and trauma-informed.
  4. Advocate for the needs of others, especially those who are not able to advocate for themselves.
  5. Promote social change and development, social cohesion and the empowerment and liberation of people.
  6. Inspire and motivate social action through strong leadership
  7. Have the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to pursue the Master of Social Work degree

Resources for BSW Students

  • Accreditation

    The UCCS Bachelor of Social Work program is currently in Pre-Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Pre-Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has submitted an application to be reviewed for Candidacy.  A program that has attained Pre-Candidacy has not yet been reviewed by the Commission on Accreditation or been verified to be in compliance with the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.  The Council on Social Work Education does not publicly disclose whether programs have currently attained Pre-Candidacy Status until they are granted Candidacy.

    Students who enter the program while it is still in Pre-Candidacy will not be recognized as attending a program in Candidacy unless the program attains Candidacy in the academic year in which those students enter.  The Candidacy Process is typically a three-year process and there is no guarantee that a program in Pre-Candidacy will eventually attain Candidacy or Initial Accreditation.  Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation.  Candidacy by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program.  Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

    For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation.

  • BSW Program Resources and Forms
  • Field Education

    At UCCS, social work students have the opportunity to make a difference in their local community while gaining practice skills in key social work competency areas.

  • Learn More About Licensure for Social Work

    Federal Regulation 34 CFR § 668.43(c) requires us to notify you about our accreditation status and licensure requirements that pertain to the UCCS MSW program.  Specifically, we are required to inform you if the education we are providing will meet the educational requirements for licensure in the state where you are located and to assist you in finding where to get more information.

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