What will I learn?

The School of Social Work offers, in conjunction with the general education requirements, a professional program leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW). The goals of the BASW program are to prepare students for entry level, professional, generalist social work practice and for graduate social work education, including advanced standing. Students learn to practice as professional social workers with persons and groups representing the range of human diversity and with systems of all sizes (individuals, families, groups, communities, and institutions). Students have the option to take the major courses in a daytime sequence or an evening sequence.

Social Work majors should consider taking courses as electives or for fulfillment of general education requirements in any of the ethnic studies disciplines, women's studies, sociology, anthropology, human development, and gerontology programs in the Colleges of Health and Human Services and Liberal Arts. The School of Social Work can make recommendations concerning those courses which would be most useful to students interested in acquiring broader information closely allied to professional social work practice.

Career Possibilities

Social Worker • Hospital Discharge Planner • Services Eligibility Worker • Psychiatric Social Worker • Probation or Parole Officer • Delinquency Prevention Program Worker • Medical Social Worker • School Social Worker • Child Welfare Caseworker • Community Organization Administrator • Health Care Administrator • Director of Social Services • Researcher • Organization Administrator • Health Care Administrator • Researcher • Organization Administrator • Health Care Administrator • Employment Program Supervisor • Industrial Social Worker • Health Educator and Hospice Services Coordinator • Case Management • Gerontological Social Work • Community Organizer • Social Policy Analyst

Which department am I in?

College of Health and Human Services

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$17,142.00 per year
Costs of Attendance, based on 7+ units per semester enrollment
Start date

22 August 2022

Venue

College of Health and Human Services

California State University, Long Beach,

1250 Bellflower Boulevard,

LONG BEACH,

California,

90840, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Generally, applicants will qualify for consideration for first-time freshman admission if they meet the following requirements: Have graduated from high school, have earned a Certificate of General Education Development (GED) or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE).

For international students

Have graduated from high school, have earned a Certificate of General Education Development (GED) or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE);

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Minimum score (Paper: 500, iBT: 61)

IELTS: Minimum score of 5.5 in each sub-section

Pearson Test of English: Minimum score of 43

Freshman application deadline: November 30

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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