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Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW)

* * * * * * * * * * IMPORTANT: APPLICATION DEADLINE * * * * * * * * * *

School of Social Work BASW Supplemental Application Packets: Submission deadline is March 1, 2015 (see notes below).

>> BY MAIL: Application packets submitted by mail must be postmarked ON or BEFORE March 1st.

>> DROP-OFF: The School of Social Work Admissions Office is CLOSED on the WEEKEND. Applicants who intend to DROP OFF their supplemental application packets in person may do so until 5pm on the following Monday (March 2).

The School of Social Work at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) welcomes your interest in our School and the programs we offer.  The School of Social Work offers a two-year professional program leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) degree.

Our Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (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, communities and institutions).

Program Schedule: The BASW program offers the opportunity for students to study in a daytime or evening program model:

  • Classes for the daytime program model are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30am – 12:15pm and from 2:00pm – 4:45pm.
  • Classes for the evening program model are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30pm – 9:45pm and Tuesdays from 7:00 – 9:45pm.

Field Education Requirements: 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.

  • BASW students in their junior year must complete an 80-hour practicum at a community agency (8 hours for 10 weeks).
  • BASW students in their senior year must complete 450 hours of fieldwork throughout the academic year, as well as attend a weekly seminar. Students must complete 16 hours per week in an assigned field agency setting, which must include either two 8-hour weekdays, or one 8-hour and two 4-hour weekdays.

HOW TO ENTER THE BASW PROGRAM: There is an application process to enter the BASW program (major) at CSULB. 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. Follow the "Important BASW Links" on the right-hand side of this page for more information.

Thank you for your interest in our program!

For more information: Contact Us.

Fall 2015 BASW Admissions Information



Fall 2015 BASW Admission Application

Fall 2015 BASW Reference Form

These forms are PDFs that can be filled-in, saved and then printed. If the form does not display correctly, try another internet browser. Electronic submissions are not accepted by the School of Social Work.

DEADLINES (to apply to BASW program):

Transfer Applicants: The deadline to apply to CSULB via CSU Mentor is November 30, 2014.

All BASW Applicants: School of Social Work supplemental application packets are due March 1, 2015.

Attend an Information Meeting (link)