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Online BSSW Program Details

Online BSSW Program Information

Flexibility. Increased access. Quality education. Five words that describe our Online BSSW Program well.

The Online BSSW Program is specifically designed for transfer students who have earned 60 transferrable credit hours and an Associate of Art (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree from a regionally accredited community college. Applicants who have not yet finished their A.A. or A.S are eligible for admission as long as their A.A or A.S. and 60 transferrable credit hours are complete by the fall semester. Transfer students who complete the Tennessee Transfer Pathway in Social Work are highly encouraged to apply.

All curriculum and program requirements for the Online BSSW Program are identical to those required for the on-campus BSSW Program. All required social work courses will be delivered exclusively online using real-time or synchronous video conference software. Courses will also feature asynchronous teaching methods to facilitate learning through the use of online learning resources outside predetermined time constraints. The online BSSW Program offers cutting-edge electives including courses on trauma, forensic social work, crisis intervention and suicidology, and social work with military and veteran populations. Like the on-campus BSSW Program, students will work with their field coordinator to secure their required field/practicum placements that occur in a real-world practice setting under the supervision of a professional social worker.

Application and Admission

For a description of admission requirements and applications for undergraduate admission to the University can be found on the admissions website below.

(* SOWK 200 and SOWK 250 are offered online every summer prior to enrollment in the online BSSW social work classes in the fall.)

Curriculum Track

Fall entry only (PDF format).