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Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BSW)


Our program offers a baccalaureate degree in social work (BSW). The social work degree is a professional degree and its basic mission is to train students for employment as beginning, generalist social work practitioners. The program is accredited by the Council on Social work Education (CSWE) and meets requirements established by the State of Utah for certification of social service workers.


In reference to licensure in the State of Utah, graduates with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work (BSW) must be licensed as Social Service Workers (SSW) for employment in many social service positions. In order to certify, you must show proof of graduation from a CSWE accredited program, pass the National Basic Social Work exam, and the State of Utah Law and Ethics exam. Students may obtain further information on licensure from:

Department of Commerce
Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL)

160 East 300 South
P.O. Box 45802
Salt Lake City, Utah 84145-0802
(801) 530-6628


Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) approves exam candidates on behalf of UT DOPL. ASWB received students' name list from the Social Work Program that shows the students in their last semester of USU’s BSW program. Before students may register for any ASWB exam, students must be approved by the jurisdiction where the students wish to be licensed. If students intend to apply in Utah, students must submit the pre-approval application: After students submit their online pre-approval application to ASWB here: , students will receive an electronic acknowledgment. Depending on the information provided in the student’s application, the student will then either receive an electronic exam approval, or a request for additional information. After the student is approved, the student may then register for the appropriate examination via ASWB’s website or by calling 888-579-3926.


During academic and field training, students are required to abide by the Code of Ethics and standards of conduct specified by the NASW Code of Ethics and the Utah State Board of Social Work Examiners. Failure to do so may result in dismissal from the Social Work program.
USU Social Work Student Standards of Conduct
USU Student Rights & Responsibilities

Social Work Student Organizations
The Social Work Program recognizes the importance of student opportunities to learn and socialize outside of the classroom. Students are encouraged to be become involved with the NASW student organization, as well as the USU Social Work Program Theta Gamma chapter of the Phi Alpha Honor Society. Information is available in Main 239.

Materials for Persons with Disabilities
Social Work Major requirement sheet is available in digital format, recordings, or large print upon request to the USU Disability Resource Center.

USU Social Work Program Contact:
Social Work Program Director Dr. Terry Peak, MSW, Ph.D.
Logan Campus BSW Program Peer Advisor Tabatha
Office Hours Spring 2018:
Monday: 12:00-1:30
Wednesday: 11:30-2:30
T/Th: 10:30-12:45
Office Location: Old Main 224
Brigham City Campus BSW Faculty Advisor Prof. Carl Sorenson, MSW, LCSW
Tooele Campus BSW Faculty Advisors Prof. Sean Camp, MSW, LCSW
Raini Heap, MSW, LCSW
Southeast Campuses (Blanding & Moab)
BSW Faculty Advisor
Prof. Jenifer Evers, MSW, LCSW
Southeast Campuses (Price)
BSW Faculty Advisor
Prof. Jan Thornton, MSW, LCSW