Social Work | LSU Majors

Social Work

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.

Possible Careers

  • 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

Program Requirements

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

Senior College

College of Human Sciences & Education


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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