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BSc Social Work

Social Work has been defined as one of the best suited careers for the future to meet the needs of our complex society and ever changing social and economic circumstances. The program is offered at Portland State University.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $29,706 per year
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States) / Online

Students in our Social Work Program will learn knowledge, values, and skills to become a professional entry-level generalist social worker for the 21st century. The School of Social Work offers a both a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Social Work.

The BSW Program began in the Fall 2008 and is currently the only public institution of higher education in Oregon that offers this degree.

Your Potential To Be Exponential

At Portland State University , you feel like you’re part of a movement. The kind that keeps your classmates rooting for you and your professors pulling for you. You’ll form bonds with faculty and friends in small classes that dive deep into the issues that matter most to you. We are proud to be one of the nation’s most transformative universities. Because every time your success inspires others, you change the world.


Courses Included

  • Introduction to Oppression and Privilege
  • Advocacy for Policy Change
  • Social Justice Practice
  • Human Behavior through the Lifespan