The Ohio State University at Newark

BSSW Program


Bachelor's of Science in Social Work

Social workers are found in almost every facet of life – that’s a lot to explore. At The Ohio State University College of Social Work our close-knit community of undergraduate students, faculty and advisors will provide an academic environment that allows students to explore all those possibilities and equip you with a degree that will take you where you want to go. The College of Social Work at Ohio State is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is the oldest continuously accredited public social work program in the country.

Bachelor of Science in Social Work Mission Statement

The Ohio State University Bachelor of Science in Social Work Program prepares students for generalist social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. We develop leaders in social work whose practice promotes professional values and ethics and demonstrates commitment to difference and diversity. Our graduates will employ evidence-informed practice, advocate for and empower vulnerable populations, and advance social, economic, environmental, and political justice.

Bachelor of Science in Social Work Program Goals

  • Prepare generalist social workers to use social work values and ethics to guide professional practice;
  • Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment to guide practice at multiple levels;
  • Possess knowledge and skills for working effectively with diverse and vulnerable populations;
  • Analyze social policy, promote social, economic, and environmental well-being, and challenge injustice;
  • Employ empirical evidence to inform, evaluate, and improve practice;
  • Develop a professional identity, with a commitment to life-long learning.


Admissions Criteria & Application Instructions


Students with questions regarding the social work major application process should contact:

Jennifer Seas, MSW, LISW-S

Social Work Program Manager or 740-364-9523