The UMSL Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program at Mineral Area College helps students develop knowledge and skills to understand complex social issues and the ability to assess and intervene, directly and indirectly, at the individual, family, group, organizational, community, and/or policy levels. In each phase of the program, students are taught to think critically, communicate effectively, and analyze and evaluate their social work practice. The program prepares students for entry-level employment in social welfare agencies, schools, hospitals, correctional institutions, social action and community organizations, and day care, geriatric, or rehabilitation and residential centers.

This program is offered for both full-time and part-time students giving you the option to earn a BSW at your own pace. The program requires a minimum of 42 credit hours of coursework in human behavior, practice, research and policy, as well as 12 credit hours of practicum courses. Students generally enter the program with an associates degree and transfer 66 credit hours toward the degree requirements.