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Social Work Bachelor's Degree

EKU’s 100% online social work degree 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 the critical skills needed to help you advance in the field. EKU’s social work program is real-world focused, providing the opportunity to fulfill your passion for helping others and make a positive impact in your community.  

At-A-Glance

Format: 100% online
Credit Hours: 120 hours
Tuition: $409 per credit hour
                  $250 per credit hour for active duty military
Transfer Credits Accepted: Up to 90 hours*
Career Options: Child, family and school social work, healthcare social work, mental health and substance abuse social work       

* A minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed with EKU

Enhance your degree with a minor or certificate.
Select from a wide range of minors, allowing you to explore interests or make use of prior credits.

You can also choose from numerous undergraduate certificates in specialty areas that complement and enhance your major as you work toward your degree.

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
  •  Accelerated 8-week terms
  • Courses begin 6 times per year
  • Reduced tuition for active duty military members
  • Personalized graduation plan
  • No campus visits required
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Generous credit transfer policy
  • 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 university that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.