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Bachelor of Arts Social Work

Earn your Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work (BASW) from Brandman University at 6 campuses throughout California or Online.

The purpose of the social work profession is to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. The Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) program seeks to encompass the diverse areas of social, political, cultural, economic, organizational and technological processes that affect change in societal dynamics. It prepares students for positions as generalist practice social workers and for graduate education in social work. As generalist practitioners, students apply the knowledge, values, and skills of the social work profession in a strength-based approach to empower individuals and communities to overcome life challenges.

The BASW degree provides the foundation for entry-level social work careers in the following areas:

New classes start every 8 weeks.


Brandman University's BASW degree program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Graduates of the Online Bachelor's in Social Work program in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming are eligible to sit for the licensure exam and no residency is required in becoming a licensed social worker.

Program availability may vary by campus location.

Tom Schultz has been a firefighter for over 30 years. But when he wanted to become a fire chief, his lack of formal education was getting in the way. That’s when Tom discovered Brandman University. Brandman offered a quality education that gave him real skills while allowing him to balance his schooling with his professional life. Now, Tom has his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science and was named fire chief of Garden Grove, California.


Get Your Money's Worth.

Besides Brandman's competitive tuition, our innovative curriculum is taught by experienced scholar-practitioners, most of whom are experts in their fields. Degree pathways offer multiple emphasis options to allow you to align your learning experience to your professional goals.

Private, Nonprofit, Accredited.

All School of Arts & Sciences programs are regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Brandman's BA in Social Work program has candidacy accreditation status by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).                           

Programs Offered Nationwide.

Take classes 100% online to fit school into your busy schedule. Earn your degree at your own pace.

Designed For Busy Adult Students.

We offer programs on campus, online, or both. Convenient evening classes with year round enrollment.

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