Bachelor of Social Work

**Information on non-Appalachian State University websites about an online BSW program is incorrect. At this time, our BSW program does not offer an online program, although some courses may be available as online or hybrid versions**

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the BSW program at Appalachian State University is a professional program designed to prepare students for generalist social work practice. We offer a major and minor in social work. BSW majors develop skills to work with diverse clients in a wide variety of human service agencies and to advocate for human rights and social and economic justice. Students can expect to be challenged and encouraged as they grow professionally and personally. To learn more about the curriculum, please review our BSW Student Handbook below or select the appropriate program of study (linked on the left under resources) based on the year you entered ASU. Additional information about the BSW program, departmental and university policies, and the curriculum is included in the BSW Student Handbook.

At this time, the Department of Social Work does not offer an online BSW program.  If you are interested in online BSW programs, please see the list of BSW programs across the US provided by our accrediting body, The Council on Social Work Education. This information is available at:

To learn more about the BSW Program, please contact:

Michael L. Howell, Ph.D., M.S.S.W.
BSW Program Director
Assistant Professor
Department of Social Work
Appalachian State University
(828) 262-7682
(828) 262-6811

Schedule a meeting with me using this link:

Office 300-A, Edwin Duncan Hall
730 River St.
ASU Box 32155
Boone NC 28608

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Department of Social Work
ASU Box 32155
331 Edwin Duncan Hall
Boone, NC 28608-2155

Phone: 828-262-2299
Fax: 828-262-6811

Lauren E. Renkert, PhD, LCSW
Department Chair

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