Social Work (Bachelor of Social Work)

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Have you always wanted to help others? One of the best ways to do that is through social work. Social work is devoted to helping individuals, families, groups and organizations function the best they can in their environments. The phrase “in their environment” points to a unique characteristic of social work, one that sets it apart from similar professions.

By getting your Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from Creighton University, you’ll be well on your way to a rewarding and fulfilling career. We’ll prepare you to make ethical decisions, work successfully with individuals and groups and become a leader in social service.

If you’re an advocate for social and economic justice, want to make a difference in people’s lives and believe in the potential for individual growth and change, then majoring in social work at Creighton is the perfect option 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-oriented professions.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that employment of social workers is projected to grow 19% by 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.

Some of the employers recent Creighton social work majors have gone on to include:

  • Creighton University
  • Rosto de Cristo
  • Lasting Hope Recovery Center
  • YWCA
  • Child Saving Institute
  • The Ambassador Hospital

What You'll Learn

  • How to work with individuals, families and groups
  • How to analyze human behavior
  • How to make ethical decisions


Student Organizations

  • Creighton University Student Organization of Social Workers (CUSOSW)

    Creighton University Student Organization of Social Workers (CUSOSW) is a social work 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.


Practicum is a required part of the degree. Students complete 40 hours of pre-practicum and 420 hours of practicum as seniors.

Admissions Requirements

Review general admissions requirements for Creighton University.

See requirements for admission to the social work major for current students.

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