Bachelor of Social Work eligibility & requirements
Begin a rewarding career in Social Work with Northern Arizona University
Social workers find fulfillment in supporting communities, families, and individuals through challenges, and promote social justice through political and social engagement. A CSWE-accredited Social Work degree provides the skills, values, and knowledge students need for professional practice and offers the first step toward Social Work licensure.
Northern Arizona University offers both in-person and online Bachelor of Social Work programs. Demand for social workers is high, and the experience students develop while at NAU sets them up for success.
Requirements for the BSW program at NAU
To apply for the BSW program, applicants must have: Accordion Closed
- at least 24 units, including SW 220, with a grade of B or better
- a minimum grade point average of 2.25
- or special permission from the admission committee
To graduate from the BSW program, applicants must have: Accordion Closed
All of the following, in addition to any university requirements for graduation:
- at least 75 units of major requirements
- elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units
- up to 9 units of liberal studies can count as social work credits
- Mathematics through MAT 114
- 450 hours of fieldwork experience
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your academic advisor for details.
This program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).