Bachelor of
Social Work


Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Baccalaureate of Social Work program (BSW) is a residential program that can equip you to become a professional in social work. Your course of study provides training in the social work practice, foundations of research, human behavior in the social environment and field practicum.

More than this, our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through Whole Person Education, can truly set you apart to impact the human science and behavioral world. At ORU, the curriculum includes a 50-hour core of academic courses and practicum experiences arranged sequentially to provide for maximum preparation for the field of generalist social work practice. 

Following our commitment to equip Spirit-empowered leaders, our social work degree at ORU builds upon the liberal arts foundation of the university along with the Christian view of the world, society and the nature of man.

What can I do with a degree from ORU in Social Work?

  • Private Practice
  • Adoption & Foster Care
  • Policy Development & Advocacy
  • Medical Social Work
  • Social Justice Reform
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Community Development
  • International Social Work

What are some of the core experiences of this program?

  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Principles of Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Social Work Practice
  • Minority Group Relations

What makes ORU’s Social Work program stand out?

The ORU Social Work program prepares students to gain competencies identified by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) as required of social work professionals along with an ORU distinctive competency. To access the program’s Student Learning Outcomes, CLICK HERE.

What about accreditation? 

As a university, we meet the accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Are there scholarships available?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship. To learn more about financial aid, click here.

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