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Learn, Grow and Serve Your Community

Earn Your Bachelor of Social Work — 100% Online


Turn your passion into skills and make a positive impact in your community with the CSWE-accredited online Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree program from Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU).


Through your fieldwork practicum, you'll gain real-world experience in social work settings. Our field placement specialist will help you find a practicum location near you that suits your unique interests.


You will also work directly with outstanding faculty who have decades of social work experience and are committed to your success, from day one to graduation and beyond.

One of only three social work programs in the U.S.
emphasizing service to the Hispanic community,
the nation's fastest-growing demographic

Bachelor of Social Work Program Highlights:

  • CSWE-accredited
  • Convenient, flexible online format
  • Field placement assistance available
  • Prepares you for the Master of Social Work
  • Housed in The Worden School of Social Service, the first school of social work in Texas
  • Faculty of diverse social work leaders with a variety of experience in the field
  • 24/7 online support available

Community-Focused Curriculum

You'll learn to make an impact transforming the lives of children, adults and families through coursework including generalist social work practice, social policy, human behavior and research.

Beyond preparing you for social work licensure,* the BSW curriculum allows you to pursue additional certification in Violence Prevention and Intervention (VPI). Work to address poverty, exploitation and abuse at the local and systemic level.

Our BSW also offers a unique focus on the Hispanic community, including case studies and role play centered on meeting this fast-growing population's urgent needs.


Best in the West, U.S. News & World Report
Presidential Award for Excellence, Council on Social Work Education



Prepare to Make a Difference

Mental health clinics, schools, child welfare and human service agencies, hospitals and more all need social workers. Employment for all areas of social work is projected to grow 16 percent by 2026, double the national average of growth in all sectors.1


Work in direct service as a social worker or case manager, manage a team as a health care administrator or program manager, and help others in a profession that's on the rise.


Admissions Requirements

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • ACT or SAT score
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended

A maximum of 72 transfer credits may be accepted from previous colleges or universities attended.

To get started and join this growing field, call 855-275-1082 to speak with an admissions advisor or request more information using the form on this page.

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education ( C S W E )

* NOTE: Licensure requirements vary by state. Students are responsible for understanding the requirements for social work licensure in their resident state. Applicants seeking licensure are encouraged to review all applicable eligibility requirements related to the respective occupational license per the Texas occupations code HB 1508.

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics (April 2019). Occupational Outlook Handbook, Social Workers. Retrieved May 28, 2019, from


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