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The WSSU Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program will provide you with the all of knowledge and skills you need to help improve the lives individuals, families, organizations, and communities. Armed with a BSW, you can go on to seek licensure to provide direct services or you can work for organizations dedicating to improving social conditions.

The employment rate of social workers is on the rise and is expected to increase by 22 percent—faster than the average for all U.S. occupations (The National Association of Social Workers). If you are interested in helping people succeed in their lives, this program is right for you.

45,000 Hours of Community Service

Winston-Salem State University’s Bachelors of Social Work (B. S. W.) meets the educational requirements for professional social work certification/licensure (at the bachelor's level) in all states and is accredited by The Council on Social Work Education.  Please use the link below for more specific information related to state requirements for social work practice certification/licensure at the bachelor's level.

Social Work Regulation


Go ahead... take the next step. Ignite your passion, discover your strength, and prepare to make a difference in the world. There is no ceiling to what you can do at WSSU. #BeTheNext

WSSU prepared me to enter a graduate program at the University of South Carolina. My goal is to be a clinical social worker who specializes in helping military veterans who suffer from different traumas such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), paranoid schizophrenia, and other conditions.

Willie Davis '15