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41 BA Programs in Social Work

Students earn a Bachelor of Arts degree by completing three to four years of coursework in a liberal arts or science subject. This undergraduate degree prepares students for specialized careers or related higher education. Students with a passion for social science and helping others are often drawn to the BA in Social Work. What is a BA in Social Work? This degree delves into human behavior and p… Read more

Students earn a Bachelor of Arts degree by completing three to four years of coursework in a liberal arts or science subject. This undergraduate degree prepares students for specialized careers or related higher education. Students with a passion for social science and helping others are often drawn to the BA in Social Work.

What is a BA in Social Work? This degree delves into human behavior and psychology, but the overall coursework maintains a broader focus on social environments, diversity, socioeconomic issues, ethics, social services, and social policy. Students also learn about research standards and methodology. The degree ultimately prepares students to analyze modern social issues and address them in various ways, such as shaping public policy, helping individuals through private practice, or conducting research to improve knowledge of widespread issues.

This degree equips students with relevant theoretical knowledge and practical skills in research, analysis, and communication. Upon graduation, students are qualified to pursue higher education in social science or related fields. Students may also move directly into rewarding jobs in which they improve the lives of others.

The expenses associated with earning a BA in Social Work vary by institution. The course structure and region often affect the total degree cost significantly, which makes it essential for students to compare program options and expenses at multiple institutions.

An individual with a BA in Social Work may choose from various career tracks. Graduates may work directly with disadvantaged individuals by providing services such as counseling or crisis intervention. Graduates may also work with government agencies, non-profit organizations, or private companies to improve public policies or address community issues, such as crime and poverty. Other graduates choose to pursue jobs or higher education in related fields, such as public administration.

For many individuals, earning a bachelor’s degree online is a more desirable option than completing the degree in a traditional setting. Online degrees offer flexibility as well as economic savings. Fortunately, many institutions offer the BA in Social Work as an online degree program. To find and apply to a program that interests you, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Open University
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Social workers support and protect some of society’s most deprived and vulnerable people; it’s immensely challenging and rewarding work. It requires a high level of motivation ... +

Social workers support and protect some of society’s most deprived and vulnerable people; it’s immensely challenging and rewarding work. It requires a high level of motivation and commitment, and you'll also need a qualifying degree. Our BA (Honours) Social Work (England) is approved by Social Work England (SWE), and successful completion entitles you to apply to the regulatory body for registration as a social worker. You'll also need to be working in a social care agency, and be registered and supported by your employer, to take this course. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Feb 2022
Online
 
Arden University
Coventry, United Kingdom

Our Criminal Justice degree allows you to gain a better understanding of the causes, consequences and prevention of crime from social, legal, political and personal perspectiv ... +

Our Criminal Justice degree allows you to gain a better understanding of the causes, consequences and prevention of crime from social, legal, political and personal perspectives. Through exploring criminal behaviour and how it’s controlled within society, you will gain a sound understanding of the relationship between criminal justice and social justice. Arden University’s online BA (Hons) Criminal Justice programme will provide you with a detailed understanding of criminal behaviour and the justice system. Develop your understanding of the causes and consequences of crime, and the prevention methods currently in use. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Jan 2022
Online
 
AKAD University
Germany Online, Germany

The focus of the course is on the greatest possible practical relevance and high applicability on a scientific basis. You acquire broad technical and methodological skills in ... +

The focus of the course is on the greatest possible practical relevance and high applicability on a scientific basis. You acquire broad technical and methodological skills in social work, which you supplement and round off with economic, legal, political, ethical and psychological knowledge. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
36 months
German
Online
 

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University of the Commonwealth Caribbean - UCC Global Campus
New Kingston, Jamaica

Equip yourself to work in the helping professions and become focused on serving and assisting others when you earn your bachelor's degree in Health and Human Services from the ... +

Equip yourself to work in the helping professions and become focused on serving and assisting others when you earn your bachelor's degree in Health and Human Services from the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean Global Campus (UCCGC). This human services degree prepares you to provide health and human services to diverse populations of all ages. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Jan 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom

Join our leading social work university; we're ranked 2nd in the UK for Social Work (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021) and we’ll prepare you with the skills y ... +

Join our leading social work university; we're ranked 2nd in the UK for Social Work (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021) and we’ll prepare you with the skills you need for a successful career. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
48 months
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Wartburg College
Waverly, USA

Social workers help people find ways of living more satisfying and productive lives through counseling, group work, community organizing, advocacy, and social action. An ever- ... +

Social workers help people find ways of living more satisfying and productive lives through counseling, group work, community organizing, advocacy, and social action. An ever-expanding spectrum of human service agencies and organizations rely on the unique skills of professionally-trained social workers. Wartburg social work graduates are employed in such varied areas as child protective services, programs for older adults, substance abuse treatment, hospitals, mental health, juvenile and adult corrections, community programs serving people with disabilities, and social service program administration. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Aug 2022
01 Jul 2022
Campus
 
Saint Paul University
Ottawa, Canada

The program incorporates aspects of ethics, political science, and policy studies to create a well-rounded and practical foundation for future leaders and decision-makers. The ... +

The program incorporates aspects of ethics, political science, and policy studies to create a well-rounded and practical foundation for future leaders and decision-makers. The knowledge and skills gained in this program can be applied to a number of current issues. For example, encouraging ethical media practices, guiding ethical principles in emerging technologies, and developing policies that benefit people and the environment. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English, French
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Loras College
Dubuque, USA

Earn a Social Work Degree from Loras and seek to improve the functioning and life satisfaction of people throughout the life span, primarily through individual and social advo ... +

Earn a Social Work Degree from Loras and seek to improve the functioning and life satisfaction of people throughout the life span, primarily through individual and social advocacy. Work with individuals and groups, and focus on improving communities and the larger environments in which people perform their jobs and function. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Asbury University (ACBSP)
Wilmore, USA

Integrate your love for people and your passion for positive change through rigorous academics, practical application, and a firm commitment to love as Jesus loves. Social Wor ... +

Integrate your love for people and your passion for positive change through rigorous academics, practical application, and a firm commitment to love as Jesus loves. Social Work is primarily the application of theory, knowledge, and skills in working with individuals, families, small groups, organizations, communities, and public policy to enhance or restore their capacity for social functioning and creating favorable societal conditions. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work prepares students for careers in areas such as gerontology, child welfare, juvenile delinquency, school social work, social services administration, community development, policy, counseling, and case management, among others. Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. Social work is an exciting, rewarding, and growing profession that is in high demand, as students are equipped with the knowledge, values, and skills with which to work with a variety of issues. With contemporary social issues such as child abuse, homelessness, racism, discrimination, AIDS, poverty, aging, teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, violence against women, and juvenile delinquency, there has never been a more important need for social workers. The Social Work curriculum includes two practical experiences in real-world professional settings. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Florida Christian University
Orlando, USA

The bachelor's degree in Counseling is a program designed to immerse the student in the development of human personalities and the study of current theories on group dynamics ... +

The bachelor's degree in Counseling is a program designed to immerse the student in the development of human personalities and the study of current theories on group dynamics and their application in different situations. -
BA
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish
Online
 
Pan Africa Christian University
Nairobi, Kenya

Bachelor of Arts In Counselling is intended for students who desire to serve the community by providing counseling services to individuals, couples, family relations, and coun ... +

Bachelor of Arts In Counselling is intended for students who desire to serve the community by providing counseling services to individuals, couples, family relations, and counseling ministries, as well as small group facilitation and mediation skills. -
BA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Diploma University of Applied Sciences
Bad Sooden-Allendorf, Germany +23 More

The aim of the Bachelor course in Social Work is to optimally prepare students for the diverse areas of application in Social Work. The degree can be completed in addition to ... +

The aim of the Bachelor course in Social Work is to optimally prepare students for the diverse areas of application in Social Work. The degree can be completed in addition to a job. In addition to the Bachelor's degree, the graduates receive state recognition as a social worker / social worker. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
8 semesters
German
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Cornerstone Institute
Cape Town, South Africa

This qualification helps students gain an in-depth understanding of sociological theories. The student would be able to analyse and evaluate these theories with reference to i ... +

This qualification helps students gain an in-depth understanding of sociological theories. The student would be able to analyse and evaluate these theories with reference to issues such as poverty, globalisation, conflict, the environment and gender, with a special focus on South Africa and the African continent. The qualification also provides the students with practical community, cross-cultural and social research skills. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
Online
 
Beacon College
Leesburg, USA

Beacon College's Human Services major is designed to prepare students for a career in a wide variety of helping professions or for graduate school. Students learn to think cri ... +

Beacon College's Human Services major is designed to prepare students for a career in a wide variety of helping professions or for graduate school. Students learn to think critically, analyze and apply psychological theories, conduct themselves professionally and ethically, and work on a team and become more self-aware. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Open Training College
Dublin, Ireland

This course is designed for people who want to attain proficiency standards for social care workers as defined by CORU. The learner will engage with 18 modules that explore so ... +

This course is designed for people who want to attain proficiency standards for social care workers as defined by CORU. The learner will engage with 18 modules that explore social care practice and how it applies in various social care settings. -
BA
English
Campus