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The University of Georgia School of Social Work provides a great combination of academic excellence and commitment to social justice within a vibrant and friendly atmosphere. We welcome your interest in the BSW Program. Explore our website, and then contact us using the information below if you have further questions or if you want to set up an appointment.

Our BSW Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education to prepare students for entry-level social work practice. Ranked #13 in the nation by College Factual, we provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for excellence in generalist social work practice with individuals, families, groups and communities. Generalist social work practice is based on an understanding of the ecological perspective, is driven by commitment to social justice, and is grounded in scientific research.

BSW students have a grounding in liberal arts, which helps to inform and enhance their social work classes. In addition, students learn about the history of social work and the development of social welfare, the impact of diversity and oppression on our society, and theories of human development including the development of the family and of groups. Students also learn about communities and organizations and how they affect families and individuals. Social work students learn research methodology and understand the relationship between research and practice. They acquire and use the skills and techniques for generalist practice with individuals, families, groups, and communities.

During the senior year, BSW students intern for 20 hours a week in social service agencies. For more information, visit BSW Field Education.

BSW Program & Advising Office
ugabsw@uga.edu
(706) 542-5420