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The course and major information below reflect the new semester curriculum effective Fall 2020. CSUSB is providing this information to assist students who will be applying to the School of Social Work or wishing to transfer in Fall 2021 and beyond.

About the Major

The Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) is the entry level Professional degree in the field of Social Work. Our Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited BASW is an exciting, highly structured program that students begin after completion of lower division course requirements. All students seeking admission into the BASW must complete a supplemental application packet, in addition to being a CSUSB student. Please review our Admissions Requirements for additional information.

BASW coursework begins each year in the fall. Students in their Junior year take course sequences in human behavior, social welfare policy, and social work research courses. Senior curriculum consists of social work practice courses taken concurrently with a two-day per week field practicum in a social service agency. The BASW program prepares students for employment as social workers in a variety of agencies and settings, along with further education in social work or related fields. The program also offers a competitive Public Child Welfare Training (Title IV-E) program for students interested in working with children and families.