WKU Owensboro News
WKU Social Work Offers 100% Online Bachelor of Social Work – Fall 2021 Application Deadline April 1
- Susan Esters
- Friday, March 12th, 2021
WKU will add an online Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program this fall, giving students the option to complete their degree 100% online, in addition to the current face-to-face option.
“We are so excited to announce this online program which creates an additional opportunity for students who need a more flexible degree option,” said BSW Program Director, Dr. Simon Funge.
“The Online BSW will provide students access to the same high-quality CSWE-accredited educational experience of our in-person program, but in a more flexible online format,” he stated.
All BSW students, including those enrolled in the online program, work as a cohort, meaning they progress through the program as a group which provides the opportunity for students to work closely together as they earn their degree.
In the Online program option, most courses will be delivered asynchronously in 8-week bi-terms with no class meetings. Students will take two classes at a time on a Fall/Spring calendar and complete their two-semester internships in person at an agency in their home community., Students apply the knowledge and skills they learn in the classroom to practical experiences working with client systems at their internships. As a result, BSW students are well-prepared for job opportunities following graduation.
Students must apply for acceptance into the BSW program. The deadline for submission is April 1. Applications are available online.