If your goal is to help others and make the world a better place, the study of social work can be your pathway. In the Bachelor of Social Work degree program at PennWest Global Online, you will learn how to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities to restore and enhance social functioning.
The fully accredited bachelor's degree program is specially designed to:
Flexible learning options mean you can earn your degree on your time and on your terms. As the only BSW in western Pennsylvania offered 100% online, our program fits your busy lifestyle with a flexible, asynchronous delivery method.
During your final semester of the Bachelor of Social Work program, you will have the opportunity for extensive hands-on learning through an internship with a social service organization. This experience not only enhances your education but also provides networking opportunities that often lead to full-time employment after graduation.
Graduates of the social work program are eligible for membership in the National Association of Social Workers and receive advanced standing in many accredited graduate social work programs.
The bachelor's degree in social work at PennWest University is one of the oldest, accredited undergraduate social work programs in Pennsylvania.
PennWest’s bachelor's degree in social work prepares beginning social work practitioners to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities to:
Within the ever-growing field of social work, students will be able to help people in a variety of settings including:
Social work students report they are well prepared to enter the workforce and the profession. Alumni hold career positions in a wide range of organizations in the region and throughout Pennsylvania at:
PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.