The School of Social Work at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) welcomes your interest in the programs we offer. We are pleased you are considering a career in social work, a profession dedicated to the development of a just society.
The School of Social Work offers a two-year professional program leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) degree. Our BASW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The goals of the BASW program are to prepare students for entry level, professional, generalist social work practice and for graduate social work education including advanced standing. Students learn to practice as professional social workers with persons and groups representing the range of human diversity and with all size systems (individuals, families, groups, institutions and communities). Please review the BASW Program Flyer for more details.
The BASW program offers the opportunity for students to study in a daytime or evening program model. Classes are usually scheduled at the times indicated below but are subject to change (depending on University restrictions and classroom availability):
Fieldwork is an integral part of the BASW curriculum, providing an opportunity for students to apply social work knowledge and practice skills in an agency based, educationally focused field setting.
There is an application process to enter the BASW program (major) at CSULB. We will begin accepting applications on October 1. Please review the links in the yellow box for more information. Students who are interested in applying to the BASW program are encouraged to attend one of our information meetings to learn more about the program and the application process.
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