Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

Program Overview

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The Social Work Department at Wright State University is dedicated to preparing ethical, competent, creative, and critically thinking practitioners who pursue their work from a social justice perspective.  The program strives to prepare students who are self-aware life-long learners, who deliver culturally competent interventions, and who are optimistic about their abilities to promote well-being through all levels of social intervention.

The undergraduate social work program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Since its founding in 1974, the WSU social work program’s accreditation with CSWE has been reaffirmed every eight years, most recently in 2010.  The social work curriculum builds upon a liberal arts foundation and teaches students generalist practice that can be applied across different social service settings.

Persons graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work are eligible to become Licensed Social Workers (LSW) in the State of Ohio (

Career Options

Recent Social Work graduates are currently working in:

  • Adoption Services
  • Area Hospitals
  • Older Adult Living Facilities
  • County Prosecutor’s Office
  • County Probation Office
  • County Children Services
  • Emergency Housing Facilities
  • Victim Crisis Intervention