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BSW

at IU South Bend

If you dream of making a difference in people’s lives, communities and the world, The IU School of Social Work is the place to start.

Social Work Changes Lives #

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.

11,000+
Alumni
#1
Providers of Mental Health Care in the U.S.
+12%
Overall Growth in Social Work

Education that’s robust and relevant #

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.

Personalized support to navigate your journey #

Our extensive network of community partners helps ensure your practicum experience, required for your degree, is personalized and meaningful.

Our faculty and staff are hands-on, learner-centered and committed to providing support based on each student’s individual needs.

Otrude Moyo, PhD, MA, MSW,
Social Work Program Director and Professor, IU South Bend

Experience that leads to success #

Our extensive network of community partners helps ensure your practicum experience, required for your degree, is personalized and meaningful.

Fast track to your future #

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.

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