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Bachelor of Science in Social Work


Become inspired and prepare to be a social work practitioner. Our program is rigorous in its commitment to the highest academic standards and radical in our commitment to social justice. We believe the world can be changed. If you agree, you may have just found the perfect place to earn your degree. Our dedicated faculty work to meet the needs of the times by promoting peace and justice. Alongside our commitment of helping you affect positive change, we offer small class sizes and a supportive community of faculty and staff who will help you become the world-changing force you want to be.


Spalding University and the social work program live by a mission to make a difference. Benefit from the program’s many community partnerships and faculty who are passionate about your personal success.

  • Choose from a wide variety of field work options
  • Deepen your awareness, acceptance and appreciation of diversity
  • Gain relevant preparation through hands-on service and field work experience
  • Develop a strong connection to the Louisville community
  • Learn from social work faculty who have deep ties to the city and surrounding areas where you plan to study, live, and work

Career Options

With your bachelor’s degree in social work, you will be prepared to enter graduate school and practice in a variety of settings:

  • mental health programs
  • substance abuse facilities
  • community action agencies
  • family service centers
  • child and adult protective services
  • domestic violence programs
  • faith-based ministries
  • education
  • criminal justice agencies
  • aging services/gerontology