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

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.

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/her/their 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 has achieved Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

    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 made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process.  A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance. 

    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 is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation.  Candidacy 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.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Assessment

    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.


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