Social Work

Our program emphasizes client strengths and diversity, and our classes provide an excellent educational environment. You’ll receive a professional foundation in social work values and ethics, diversity, social and economic justice, at-risk populations, human behavior and the social environment, social welfare policy and services, and social work practice and research.

Advantages of Miami’s BSW program

  • Miami’s undergraduate social work program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
  • Our faculty have expertise in a wide range of areas including: gerontology, cultural diversity, interpersonal violence, veteran concerns, mental health, and clinical care (psychotherapy).
  • In your senior year, you complete an internship at one or more agencies. You chose your internship placement based on your interests and career goals.
  • Graduates of our program are eligible to take the national Social Work Board licensure examination. Our licensure pass rates are well above state and national averages.
  • Graduates of our program are eligible for advanced standing and can complete their master’s degree in social work in one year.
  • Our low faculty-student ratios provide opportunities for personal attention and interaction with faculty in and out of the classroom.
  • Our graduates are employed in a variety of settings including: schools, mental health clinics, hospitals, military bases, public social service agencies, and corporations.

Program and Licensure Information

Miami University’s undergraduate program in social work leads to a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and prepares students for generalist social work practice. Through classroom instruction and field-based classes, students gain the knowledge and skills to assess the needs and resources of people and their social environment; provide services to individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities; link people with needed resources; and improve the resources available in the community.

Curriculum

To complete the BSW degree program, students need to successfully complete a variety of traditional courses, field-based classes, and a field practicum. Please note: requirements may be different depending on the year of your enrollment. Please contact your advisor for details.

Course Requirements

BSW Field Practicum

Social work majors are required to complete an internship consisting of 450 hours at one or more agencies over a two-semester period their senior year. Students choose from a variety of field placements.

For more information or questions, please email socialwork@MiamiOH.edu