Online Bachelor of Social Work

Make a difference in your community by helping others

  • Learn from expert faculty
  • Choose from multiple start dates
  • Gain valuable field experience

The online BSW degree from East Central University Online trains students for successful careers as generalist social work professionals. Through an interdisciplinary curriculum with a global perspective, our expert BSW faculty will prepare you for social work practice in today’s rapidly changing and diverse society.

You’ll learn to enhance the quality of life for all people through hands-on internship opportunities and a study of social work theory based on scientific inquiry. Our interactive online classroom is designed for working adults, so you can study on your schedule as you work toward your goals. When you graduate with your online social work degree, you’ll be ready to make a positive impact in your community and help others with your career.

94 transfer credits accepted
$264.25 per credit hour*

*Tuition listed is for Oklahoma residents. There is a non-resident tuition waiver available if certain requirements are met. Speak to an enrollment counselor for more information.

Career Outlook

Social work professionals help people solve problems and improve their quality of life. As a graduate of the online bachelor’s degree in social work program, you will be prepared for entry-level human services and social work roles in a variety of contexts, including:

  • Tribal child welfare
  • Medical social work
  • Child welfare
  • Case management
  • Mental health
  • School social work
  • Veterans family support
  • Social service

Start Dates

Fall 2022 A

Aug. 15

Fall 2022 B

Oct. 10

Learn from expert faculty

Receive personalized instruction from social work experts who have years of relevant experience.

Choose from multiple start dates

Balance your education with your full-time professional responsibilities and begin your bachelor’s in social work when it’s convenient for you.

Gain valuable field experience

Our online BSW curriculum features built-in internship opportunities, so you’ll gain hands-on experience you can apply on the job.

Accreditations and Affiliations

Higher Learning Commission

East Central University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

About East Central University

Founded in 1909, East Central University was originally established in eastern Oklahoma for the purpose of teacher certification training. Since that time, ECU has grown into a full-fledged university, offering a range of undergraduate and graduate degrees. As the alma mater of business leaders, elected officials, artists, scientists, astronauts and countless others, ECU remains one of the best institutions in the state for students to experience innovative learning through on-campus and online communities.

We educate and empower students to understand and transform our world.

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