Hospitals and schools. 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.
Led by engaged faculty with rich professional experiences, 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. Students combine classroom studies with real-world learning experiences that match their interests.
Our goal is to help students succeed—in college and after graduation. Our bachelor’s program coordinator works one-on-one with students to plan coursework, design practicum experiences and answer questions about licensure, career expectations and advanced degrees. Small class sizes make building relationships easier, and you’ll find faculty committed to providing academic support and mentorship.
Knowing a student’s goals and dreams, as well as how they want to use their degree, helps us provide a more tailored approach. We enjoy building relationships with students and helping them understand the social work profession and how they can contribute.
Aisha-Amina Smiley, MSW, LSW
BSW Program Coordinator/Assistant Clinical Professor
A health science campus, IU Fort Wayne offers social work students the opportunity to learn alongside peers in other health-related professions who share a desire to improve the well-being of people and communities. Learn more about IU Fort Wayne.
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.