College of Applied and Technical Studies

About This Program

The Bachelor of Social Work program equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals, families, and communities. With a focus on social justice and human rights, you'll learn how to advocate for marginalized populations and create meaningful change in society. Enroll now and start making a difference in the world. Read more...

Contact Information

Program Delivery

  • Delivery:
    • Mostly online
  • Location:
    • Ashtabula Campus
    • Salem Campus
    • Tuscarawas Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*

Social workers, all other

  • 5.1% faster than the average
  • 62,500 number of jobs
  • $64,210 potential earnings


The Bachelor of Social Work is currently in pre-candidacy for accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Board of Accreditation (BOA).

Pre-candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the BOA indicates that it submitted an application to be reviewed for candidacy and received approval of its Benchmark 1 from CSWE accreditation staff to move forward for a candidacy review within 1-year. A program that has attained pre-candidacy status has not yet been reviewed by the BOA nor verified to be compliant with the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS).
Students that are admitted to pre-candidate programs in the fall (or later) of the academic year in which the program is granted candidacy status will be retroactively recognized as graduates from a CSWE-BOA accredited program as long as the program attains initial accreditation. Candidacy is typically a 3-year process and attaining pre-candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain candidacy and initial accreditation.

Pre-candidacy applies to all program options, which includes locations and delivery methods.

Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

Review our program’s pre-candidacy status in CSWE’s Directory of Accredited Programs ( For more information about social work accreditation, contact CSWE’s Department of Social Work Accreditation.

* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.