Bachelor of Science in Social Work

Making the world a better place!

Social workers make a huge impact in the lives of the people they work with, helping clients cope with problems big and small and connecting them to the services they need. Prepare for generalist practice as a social worker with a thorough education backed by plenty of experience. Upon graduation, you’ll have the skills and confidence needed to start practicing professionally or to get accepted into a graduate program of your choice.

What You Will Learn

Like all students at FSU, you'll take a broad foundation of general education coursework.

As a Social Work major at Frostburg State, you will be part of a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Learn about social and economic justice, diversity, values and ethics, at-risk populations, human behavior and social welfare policy. In addition, jump-start your graduate studies. Qualified graduates can get advanced standing in master’s programs of social work, which saves time completing your graduate degree.

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Beyond the Classroom

In addition to coursework, you'll have a variety of ways to build your skill set and resume:

  • Join in and stay involved with lively student organizations like the Social Work Alliance and the Frostburg chapter of Amnesty International.
  • Fulfill a full-time internship in your last semester in an area full of opportunities to meet community needs.

Social Work is such a broad field, I want to do everything. Hearing everyone out here made me excited. I already do community service around Frostburg, and now when I come home to Prince George’s County, I feel like I can do more.

Maiyah Rose ’18, Capitol Heights, Md.

Career Outlook for Social Workers

Social workers find employment across all aspects of human life, including family, clinical, addictions, school and healthcare social work, and possess a skill set valued in many more fields. Some social work positions, including clinical counselors, are required to be licensed by the state in which they work and to have an appropriate master’s degree. Accredited bachelor’s and master’s programs all have an experiential component, with an internship requirement, to solidify skills and increase employability, but some positions also require supervised experience beyond the degree-earning years. For more information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ pages on Social Workers and other Community and Social Service Occupations.


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Department of Social Work