Part of a dynamic Big Ten university, students enjoy the best of both worlds. With small class sizes and accessible faculty, our program provides the knowledge, real-world learning and career-ready training to succeed in one of the nation’s fastest-growing professions.
Schools and hospitals. Community and nonprofit organizations. Private practices. Social service and government agencies. In nearly every imaginable setting, social workers use their knowledge and skills to make people and communities stronger. Whether counseling individuals and families, promoting social and economic justice, shaping public policy or supporting community systems, social workers make a difference every day
Our bachelor’s degree courses prepare you for general social work practice. You’ll learn the foundations of social work and how to practice ethically, professionally and with respect to diversity. Focused on student success, our faculty are also leaders in the field. They lead research and are recognized experts in areas such as anti-bullying, food insecurity and autism.
You’ll combine classroom studies with community-based learning that matches your interests. Our extensive network of community partners helps ensure your practicum experience, required for your degree, is personalized and meaningful. From opportunities to work with the homeless, a grassroots agency or in a school, there are endless options to learn and grow.
With the advantages of a large university, IU Bloomington social work students are part of a tight-knit group who share the same values, making it easy to establish connections with other students and faculty.
Learning alongside peers in other health-related professions, you’ll gain the skills to partner effectively with other health care professionals to improve the well-being of people and communities. Learn about the new Health Sciences Building, home to the IU Bloomington School of Social Work.
For IU BSW students who meet certain academic requirements, we offer a fast track program that bypasses traditional application to our Master of Social Work program. Qualifying students can complete the MSW degree in just one year, instead of two, enabling them to boost their marketability for social work positions that require the MSW degree.