Bachelor of Social Work

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 Appalachian. 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. 

For Course Permits or Permission for non-social work majors to take social work courses, click on the "Course Permits" link on the left.

To learn more about the BSW Program, please contact:

Rachel Wright, PhD
BSW Program Director
Associate Professor
Department of Social Work
Appalachian State University
Phone: (828) 262-8208
Fax: (828) 262-8066

Office 540H, LLHS
1179 State Farm Road
ASU Box 32155
Boone NC 28608

Download the BSW Student Handbook (PDF, 1017 KB)

For information about APA 7th Edition writing, please see  the APA 7th Edition Resource Guide (PDF,  75 KB)