Social Work Major (Bachelor of Social Work)
Have you always wanted to help others? One of the best ways to do that is through social work, a field devoted to helping individuals, families, groups and organizations function the best they can in their environments. The focus on environments sets social work apart from similar professions.
With a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from Creighton, you’re ready for a rewarding career. You’ll be prepared to make ethical decisions, work with individuals and groups and become a leader in social service.
If you’re an advocate for social justice, want to make a difference and believe people can grow and change, then social work at Creighton is the right major for you.
According to Newsweek magazine, the demand for social work skills places the profession among the top 20 occupations over the past few years. Career options with a BSW are as varied as career, marriage, drug rehabilitation and adoption counseling; casework with older adults, child welfare, foster care and family services; and many other human services professions.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that employment of social workers is projected to grow 12% from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.
Some of the employers recent social work majors have gone on to include:
- Creighton University
- Rosto de Cristo
- Lasting Hope Recovery Center
- Child Saving Institute
- The Ambassador Hospital
Practicum is a required part of the degree. Students complete 40 hours of pre-practicum and 420 hours of practicum as seniors.
Creighton admissions are based upon:
- High school GPA
- ACT or SAT scores*
- Extracurricular activities
- Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
- Recommendation from high school counselor
- Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.
Dates & Deadlines
Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.
Creighton University's Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.
To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. There is a variety of scholarships and financial aid opportunities available for Creighton data science students aimed at making your degree attainable. Explore scholarships.
Creighton University Student Organization of Social Workers (CUSOSW) is a student organization designed to educate others about the profession of social work. We see ourselves as committed to the dignity, worth and value of all human beings, regardless of social class, race, color, creed, gender or age. We uphold social work values and carry this awareness throughout the University and community.
Some of the employment positions recent Creighton social work majors have gone on to include:
- Case manager with immigrants and refugees
- After-school and shelter coordinator
- Post-graduate volunteer positions in health settings, shelters and family/child services
- Health care access advocate
- Volunteer coordinator at homeless shelter
- Family permanency specialist
- Director of Research at nonprofit
- Director of Operations at nonprofit