Frequently Asked Questions
What Can I do with A Social Work Degree?
For sheer variety, few professions can match social work, which offers a broad range of opportunities and settings. With a BSW (Bachelor of Social Work) from a CSWE accredited program you have a wide choice of career options. Social workers are needed in such settings as:
- School Social Work
- Hospitals (medical social worker)
- Mental Health
- Child Welfare
- Family Services
- Homeless Services
- Human Services
- Nursing Homes
- Drug and Alcohol Treatment
- Juvenile Probation
Can I get a license to practice social work with a BSW degree?
Yes, in Texas and most other states, you can only get a license to practice social work if you have a BSW from a CSWE accredited social work program.
What is the salary range for an entry level social worker with a BSW degree?
Those just starting with a BSW and no experience can expect an annual salary of $30, 000 depending on the type of work and geographic factors. A social worker with an MSW (Master’s of Social Work can expect an annual salary of $40,000 or higher depending on experience and type of social work.
Do I need a minor to get my social work degree?
The BSW is a professional degree (like nursing or medicine) and does not require a minor.