The Department of Social Work offers a four-year program of study leading to the bachelor of social work degree (B.S.W.),
which prepares students for entry-level generalist practice.
The program includes both classroom courses and field
practicum experience in local social service agencies. Required courses fall under five content areas:
Human behavior in the social environment
Social welfare policy and services
Social work practice
Indiana State University is one of four universities in Indiana that offers the Child Welfare BSW Scholars Program.
Students apply during the junior year of their B.S.W. program. In addition, the University's Department of Social Work sponsors a number of activities and organizations that enable students to interact
with other students and professionals, including the Phi Alpha Honor Society
and the Student Social Work Association.
Graduates are well-prepared to enter the workforce as generalist social work practitioners—and also to pursue the
master of social work degree (M.S.W.).
Generalist social work practitioners work with individuals, families, groups,
communities, and organizations in a variety of settings in order to recognize, support, and build upon the innate
capabilities of all human beings.
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of
authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any
academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the
requirements at any time.