The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree program prepares students for entry-level practice in social work. Ranked number one by the Gourman Report since 1995, the curriculum in the BSW program is strong in class and in field. Field education is concurrent with class work except in the first semester of the junior year for full and part- time students. Flexible program offers full-time and part-time planned studies; day, evening and Saturday courses; classes available at WSU main campus and the University Center at Macomb. All offerings based on availability.
The MSW program prepares students for ethical, competent advanced level professional social work practice with a concentration on interpersonal practice or community practice and social action. The Community Practice and Social Action focuses on interventions in social agencies, institutions and neighborhoods of the community and society to enhance the quality of life. Interpersonal Practice Concentration focuses on preparation for direct social work practice in a range of social welfare settings. Students may choose a special interest area: families- at-risk, child welfare, substance abuse, schools, inpatient and outpatient mental health, health care, or aging/gerontology. 60 Credits for Core/Regular Program -2 years full-time, 4 years part-time Tuition Cost for CORE: $27,000; Internship: 900 hours 37 Credits for Advanced Standing (expected to change to 38 credits for 6/09) 10 months full-time, 2 years part-time Tuition Cost: $17,000; Internship Hours: 450 hours.