Bachelor's of Social Work

Social Worker Interviewing Mother and Children on Sofa

A bachelor's degree in social work (BSW) provides students with a strong academic foundation to become ethical leaders who advocate for social and economic justice. This versatile degree opens the door to a variety of career options and builds critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills. EKU’s 100% online social work program is real-world focused, providing the opportunity to fulfill your passion for helping others in a high-demand field.

At-A-Glance

Format: 100% online

Credit Hours: 120 hours

2017-2018 Tuition: $409 per credit hour

Career Options: Child, Family and School Social Work, Healthcare Social Work, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Work                                                       



Enhance your degree with a minor or certificate.
Online social work students are eligible to select from a wide range of minors, allowing you to explore interests or make use of prior credits.

Students can also choose from numerous undergraduate certificates in specialty areas that complement and enhance your major as you are work toward your degree. Contact us to speak to an advisor about those options. 

What sets our program apart?
Learn essential skills for today’s work environment. Our fully-accredited online program is made up of the same high-quality courses and taught by the same experienced professors as the on-campus program.  EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as crisis intervention, addictions, and race and ethnic relations.

  • Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) since 1977
  • 8-week terms
  • Personalized graduation plan
  • Study anytime, from anywhere
  • Expert faculty who provide interactive feedback and a collaborative approach to learning
  • Opportunities for practicum experiences to help you discover your calling and network with other professionals

Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar institution that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. Eastern has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran friendly campuses.