You want to assist others in improving and transforming their lives.
About Social Work
The Bachelor of Social Work program will prepare you to engage in a practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Graduates are qualified for entry-level positions in government, nonprofit, and for-profit social service agencies in fields such as schools, corrections, child welfare, hospitals, and the military to name a few. Also, students with a BSW may be eligible to enter a one-year Advanced Standing MSW program.
- Medical and health care social worker
- Social policymaker or advocate
- Family social worker
- Military social worker
- Corrections/criminal justice social worker
- Community agency or organizational social worker
Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.
- 24 hours of credit in 1000-level courses or higher
- 2.2 GPA (LSU and overall) (2.5 GPA for transfer)
- Advanced placement in, credit for, or a grade of “C” or better in the following:
- English 1001 (1004)
- Math 1021 or higher
B.S.W., Bachelor of Social Work
Course Load by Subject Area
- Social Studies: High Intensity
- Communication: Medium Intensity
- Electives: Low Intensity
- Lab Hours or Field Work: Low Intensity
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