The Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (commonly referred to as a BSW) prepares the student for professional practice of social work at the entry level. This major consists of 45 credits in required social work courses. In addition, 30 credits of foundation courses must be completed in other departments. To major in social work, all students must maintain a 2.5 over all cumulative grade point average, and a grade of C (2.0) or better in all major and foundation classes. Students with a BSW can become licensed at the LSW level in the State of Maine. The BSW Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

On this page, you will find information about the curriculum and frequently asked questions and answers about the program. If you have any additional questions, please call the School of Social Work’s Office at 780-4120 or email the BSW Coordinator, Dr. Caroline Shanti, at