Assistant Professor Jessica Freidrichs (on right in green t-shirt) at Mercy Service Day with Kendra Jenkins of Schenley Heights Community Development Corporation—a community partnerThe Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree provides you with a liberal arts foundation and a concentration in social work theory and practice. The BSW program is based on an understanding of human nature and cultural diversity. You will develop generalist, entry level, social work skills for practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. As a social work major, you are required to participate in a one year, agency-based field placement, as well as a corresponding classroom seminar.The social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Social work credit is not given for life or previous work experience.