Students in the degree program complete 120 credits, including 54 credits of professional courses in social work.You can complete the BSW program full time or part time. In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Social Work offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.
The remaining two electives may come from either a Primary or Secondary Social Science department.
For a list of courses that are currently approved to satisfy the elective requirement, please see the Master List of Approved Social Sciences Electives.
Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2019–2020 academic year.
Pennsylvania resident: $16,080.00 per year Out-of-state: $28,992.00 per year The College of Public Health offers extensive, personalized advising services to students in each department.
Applicants should note that this is a selection degree, in which they will be assessed to ascertain suitability to the profession.
In addition to the above requirements, applicants will be subjected to the following: Criminal convictions checks as mandated by the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP), or A police clearance for criminal convictions checks aligned with the definition of a ‘fit and proper person’ by the SACSSP.
Students who choose five Social Science Electives that do not total 18 units will need additional coursework to supplement the required five elective courses.
Supplemental units can be chosen from the approved courses in either a primary or a secondary social science department; from Social Welfare elective coursework; or Special Studies course units (e.g., group study or community service units).
To earn the Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Welfare, students must satisfy all requirements of the University of California, the Berkeley campus and the College of Letters and Science.
See the College's Summary of Degree Requirements for information on those and other residence and unit requirements.