Bachelor of Social Work
Walden University

Program Details

An online bachelor’s in Social Work can give students the knowledge and skills to help people solve problems in a variety of settings and professions. Professionals can find employment in healthcare facilities, schools, social service agencies, mental health clinics, and more. Graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or higher have the opportunity to choose the Advanced Standing option of the online MSW degree program.

The curriculum includes studies of career skills, case management, treatment planning, and crisis intervention. The Social Work Skills Lab provides face-to-face interaction and guided instruction from professors and experts in the field. 

Students will choose a focus area in one of the following areas:

  • Addiction
  • Forensics and the Criminal Justice System
  • Crisis and Trauma
  • Courts and the Legal System
  • Healthcare settings

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Walden University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score

Additional Info

  • Applicants must meet one of the following: be 21 years or older; an active member of the military or veteran; or have 60 quarter credits for transfer.

Restricted States

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming