Bachelor of Social Work
Our Lady of the Lake University

Program Details

Prepare to become a Licensed Social Worker at the bachelor’s level in Our Lady of the Lake University's CSWE-accredited online Bachelor of Social Work (BSW).

Over the span of 120 hours of coursework, you will learn about generalist social work practice, policy and direct service, as well as human behavior.

Our BSW is one of only three in the U.S. to emphasize the urgent needs of Hispanic populations. You may also earn certification in Violence Prevention and Intervention to address poverty, exploitation and abuse.

Gain hands-on experience in social work settings through a fieldwork practicum and receive support from our placement specialist.

In addition, by completing the BSW you will be prepared for the advanced degree, which allows you to complete your Master of Social Work even faster.

About the Worden School of Social Service

As the first school of social work in the state of Texas, the Worden School is dedicated to helping students provide life-changing support to communities in need. Faculty members are hand-picked from the most experienced and renowned social advocates and educators, and they make students their priority.

In 2009, the Worden School received the Presidential Award for Excellence from the Council on Social Work Education, an annual honor reserved for just one of the nearly 500 social work degree programs in America.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Recommended GPA

2.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score

Additional Info

  • Students who do not meet the grade and test requirements are recommended to submit letters of recommendation, a resume, or a personal statement to supplement their application.