Our BSW graduates are exceptionally prepared for generalist social work practice and licensure, and for graduate study. 

Degree Earned

St. Thomas students will earn a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Social Work, which is a BSW degree.

The Social Work Profession

  • Social work is the helping profession grounded in a "person-in-environment" orientation and focused on human dignity and social justice. See Social Work: Is it for you?
  • Social work is a licensed profession.  In Minnesota, only those who graduate from a CSWE-accredited school of social work can be hired as social workers. See Social Work Licensure
  • Social work offers a huge variety of employment options, working with diverse populations in myriad settings. See Using Your Degree
  • Social work employment is expected to grow by over 16% over the next decade, one of the fastest-growing careers. See Careers in Social Work

Distinctive Features of the Major

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