Program Overview

By earning a Social Work degree from Thomas University (TU), students are provided flexible class schedules and experienced staff trained to teach students practical and applicable knowledge. Degrees in social work allow individuals to function in many job areas including criminal justice, community organizations, child welfare, and public welfare. 

Some social workers choose to apply their knowledge in healthcare settings such as teaching, counseling, wellness promotion and human resources. A key quality of those interested in pursuing social work is empathy for others. This degree prepares students for entry-level practice. The most important qualities an individual interested in social work should possess are an openness to learning and a drive to help people. TU looks for students who will be open to feedback on how to improve, be capable of critical thinking, comfortable with computers, and have good verbal and written communication skills. 

The Bachelor of Social Work from Thomas University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. By completing this accredited program, students graduating with a BSW can be considered for advanced standing in a Masters of Social Work program.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)


    This program is offered in an hybrid format and students should inquire to the number of on-campus sessions required to complete the degree.

    Successful completion of high school or GED equivalent. Official transcripts. SAT/ACT scores.


    Students residing outside of the state of Georgia will need to inquire if their state is authorized to offer this degree program prior to enrollment.

    School Overview

    Thomas University, a private, not-for-profit institution, primarily operates as a commuter campus on 74 acres in Thomasville, a small community in South Georgia. Founded in 1950, Thomas University built the institution on the grounds of the former Birdwood Plantation. For over 65 years, Thomas University has welcomed students from all walks of life and has strived to be responsive to our region’s diverse population while challenging all students to excellence and personal transformation.

    Thomas University awards associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. Seventy percent of Thomas University’s programs are offered through online or hybrid formats.


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