Program Overview

The online Bachelor of Social Work program prepares students to pursue graduate studies or for beginning social work practice with communities, groups, families and individuals in a variety of settings with diverse populations and problems. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the examination for the State Social Work license and to apply for advanced standing in the Aurora University MSW program.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    This is a bachelor completion program. A total of 120 credits are required, including transfer credits.

    A GPA of 2.5 or above. Requires 60 semester hours of general education coursework. Completion of these prerequisite courses or an equivalent transfer course: U.S. Government; General Psychology; and Principles of Sociology. Career goals. Statement of Purpose.

    School Overview

    Aurora University operates two primary campuses: a campus in Aurora, Illinois, and at George Williams College on Geneva Lake in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. Aurora University awards degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels.

    On the Aurora campus, AU offers academic programs through six schools:

    • the College of Arts and Sciences
    • the School of Education
    • the College of Professional Studies
    • the School Nursing
    • the School of Human Performance and Recreation
    • the School of Social Work

    Undergraduate students participate in a wide range of on- and off-campus learning experiences. 

    Aurora University Online has a strong tradition of serving students with a quality education that is rooted in the foundational principles of academic excellence. Faculty members are experienced in their field of study and are accessible to online students for support. Our degree programs are designed around quality curriculum to help you succeed in your career.


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