Note: This program will be available beginning with the Fall 2024 semester. An application for this program has been submitted to our accreditor and is pending HLC approval.
Help advance justice, improve the well-being of individuals, families, and communities, and progress human rights with a degree in Social Work.
Social workers enhance the social functioning of populations, perform case management, examine policy, practices, attitudes, and assumptions, while working with people and communities within agency settings. Students in this program will gain first-hand experience upholding the core values of the social work profession and become equipped to eliminate social and structural inequality, model social and environmental justice, make data-driven decisions, integrate micro and macro social work perspectives, and more.
- Students in this program study the field of social work from a generalist’s perspective, being exposed to both micro-level and macro-level knowledge and skills.
- Students will learn about working with marginalized populations in community settings, understanding and influencing public policy, as well as applying social justice principles in their everyday work.
- Graduates of the program have both the breadth and depth of knowledge and skills in social work sought after by employers.
Why Study Social Work
Graduates of this program can be hired into a variety of careers that receive state and federal funding and be reimbursable for agencies under many insurances. Graduates are eligible for licensure with a BSW in the state of Michigan as well as many other states across the country, a luxury not afforded to any other human service/psychology providers in Michigan. Graduates from a BSW program are also eligible to apply to accelerated Master’s programs, expediting their path to credentialing/licensing. Students seeking employment in the Human Services field can work in a variety of settings, such as schools, clinical practices, MDHHS, early on, juvenile justice centers/prisons, hospitals/health centers, non-profit organizations, etc.
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The Baker College Bachelor of Science in Social Work is a 4-year, 120 credit hours program. The program includes 30 hours in general education, 15 hours of general electives, 75 hours in pre-core and core courses, and an internship. Program courses include Human Behavior and Social Environment, Culture, Ethnicity, Institutionalized Inequality in Social Work Practice, Social Work Leadership and Administration, and an internship.
Introduction to Culture, Ethnicity, and Institutionalized Inequality in Social Work Practice
Social Work Concepts in Group, Community, and Organizational Behavior
Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families
This program is pending HLC approval.
Baker College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.hlccommission.org.
This program is offered in-person on our campuses in Muskegon and Royal Oak.
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Unavailable on Baker Online
Core courses for this degree program are not offered through Baker Online.
For those interested, a selection of general education and prerequisite courses are available through Baker Online each semester.Baker Online
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Core courses for this degree program are not offered through Online Live.
For those interested, a selection of general education and prerequisite courses are available through Online Live each semester.Online Live