Appalachian State University is extending Spring Break until 8am on March 23. On March 23, App State will transition from in-person instruction to alternative course delivery methods. The university remains open. For university-wide information, see App State Coronavirus Information.
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.
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:
Michael L. Howell, Ph.D., M.S.S.W.
BSW Program Director
Department of Social Work
Appalachian State University
Office 530, LLHS
1179 State Farm Rd.
ASU Box 32155
Boone NC 28608
Download the BSW Student Handbook (PDF, 919 KB)