Social Work (BSW)

Social workers around a table

Social Work (BSW)

Bachelor in Social Work

FSU Panama City’s nationally accredited BSW program provides quality preparation and experience for entry-level practitioners who will work with diverse client systems and challenges. BSW graduates will gain field work experience and learn industry practices of helping people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives.

Students pursuing this degree also have the option to earn an MSW degree in one year through our advanced-standing program.

Scholarships are available for this program. Contact admissions for more information.

Translate theory into practice, broaden your range of skills, and strengthen awareness during the field education component. Explore the foundational view of social work services with individuals, families, groups, and communities in a variety of settings.

Social workers may work with individuals, families, groups or communities in a variety of settings including clinics, substance abuse programs, schools, corrections, child welfare and human service agencies and private practices.

FSU has the oldest and highest ranked Social Work program in the state of Florida with a large professional network. It is considered one of the faster than average growing occupations, 7 percent from 2022 to 2032, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What can I expect from the Bachelor of Science Social Work Program?

Whether you plan to work directly with individuals, families or communities or you aspire to shape policy or administer programs, you have come to the right place. Our faculty includes seasoned clinicians, policy experts, and world-class researchers who are interested in preparing you for a successful career. Our instructors work with students to apply their knowledge in real-world settings and situations to see where curriculum meets community. Additionally, our staff will provide guidance and support along with an excellent learning experience where you feel valued.

Requirements & Coursework

What degrees or certifications are offered in this program?

Bachelor of Science in Social Work

Master of Science in Social Work

Nationally accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

What types of careers could this program prepare me for?

Assessment Specialist, Caseworker/Case Manager, Child and Family Social Worker, Community Organizer, Correctional-Treatment Specialist, Criminal Justice Social Worker, Domestic Violence Counselor, Early Intervention Specialist, Geriatric Care Manager/ Specialist, Gerontologist, HIV Specialist, Hospice Social Worker, Human Rights Spokesperson, Human Services Program, Specialist/Provider, Independent Living Specialist, Mediation Counselor, Medical Social Worker, Mental Health Tech/Aid, Policy Analyst, Probation/Parole Officer, Protective Service Worker, Psychiatric Social Worker, Public Assistance Worker, Quality Assurance Coordinator, School Social Worker, Social and Human Service Specialist, Social Services Coordinator, Supported Living Coordinator, Veterans Services, Victim Advocate, Youth Services Worker