Program Overview

Anyone interested in the rewarding field of social work will greatly benefit from a Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. This entirely online degree is designed to fit the needs of adult students, helping them expand their educational background while maintaining a busy schedule. Graduates of this program will be prepared for work in the field or advancement into a master’s degree program. 

This online program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. This degree helps people prepare for a career in many different aspects of social work, including:

  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Child welfare
  • Mental illness
  • Social policy
  • Youth services
  • And more

Classes cover a wide range of topics such as the economic of social work, cultural diversity, social policy, and statistics in social research. 

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)


    High school diploma or equivalency diploma. ACT, SAT, or COMPASS scores.

    School Overview

    Northwestern State University was established in 1884 in the old Bullard Mansion atop a hill overlooking the bustling river port city of Natchitoches. The campus grew as the school expanded from a two-year degree for teachers at Louisiana State Normal School to the four-year education degree at Louisiana Normal College in 1921. In 1944, the school became Northwestern State College and Northwestern State University in 1970.

    NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in addition to professional certificates. Students requiring added flexibility may take advantage of the online campus at eNSU. Virtual coursework and distance education degree programs reflect that of on-campus counterparts. Degrees are offered completely online, though certain courses may require proctored exams or campus visits to take exams.


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