Bachelor of Social Work Program

Social Work Director

Welcome to the University of South Alabama’s BSW program. Our program provides a combination of academic excellence and commitment to social justice within a vibrant and friendly atmosphere. USA’s BSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education to prepare students for generalist social work practice, such as in child welfare, mental health, family services, public health, criminal justice, and substance abuse treatment.

Social work is unique among academic disciplines in that students enroll as pre-professional majors, first completing required liberal arts courses and achieving the minimum GPA for full admission to the major. Once in the professional major, social work students develop skills and techniques for generalist practice with individuals, families, groups, and communities. During the senior year, BSW students intern in social service agencies across the Gulf Region. After earning a BSW at USA, our graduates are eligible to apply for Advanced Standing MSW programs across the country.

Please browse the website for more information about our program. Contact Dr. Stephen M. Young, BSW Program Director, with questions about admissions or other program policies. Thank you for your interest in social work.