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Human Behaviors, Cultures, Languages, and Literatures

Social Work

Bachelor of Science in Social Work


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus

Advocate for Society

Social workers are society’s helpers. Here, you’ll learn to work with people across the lifespan with a range of issues. Understand how to navigate nonprofits, governmental agencies, and others. Upon completion, you’ll have a foundation in topics like social and economic justice, populations-at-risk, welfare policy and services, and research.

Contact Info

Angela Curl

Associate Professor/BSW Director

Department of Family Science and Social Work

101A McGuffey Hall

210 E. Spring St., Oxford, OH 45056


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Curriculum and Courses

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, this program provides a professional foundation in social work values and ethics, diversity, social and economic justice, populations-at-risk, human behavior and the social environment, social welfare policy and services, social work practice, social work research, and field practice. A few of the courses you will take in this major include:

  • FSW 245 Children and Families: Ages Conception – 12
  • FSW 306 Trauma Responsive Assessment and Intervention
  • FSW 418 Program Development and Evaluation
  • FSW 442 Family Resource Management: Education and Advocacy
  • FSW 466 Interpersonal Perspectives on Adulthood and Aging

At Miami, there is something for everyone

Course Catalog

Career Options

Social work graduates are eligible for employment in many different work settings, including nursing homes, hospitals, hospices, home-care agencies, substance abuse agencies, mental health services, intellectual disability services, vocational rehabilitation services, public health agencies, community action agencies, family service agencies, aging services, residential treatment programs, child and adult daycare centers, domestic violence programs, homeless shelters, criminal justice agencies, schools, income maintenance programs, and legal service agencies.

Additional Opportunities

  • What’s unique about the Social Work Major at Miami University?

    Hear from Kate Kuvalanka, Professor and Department Chair, about the unique features of the social program.

    Watch the Video Now
  • Family Life Education Certification

    BSW graduates are eligible to apply for provisional certification as a Family Life Educator from National Council on Family Relations. The certification emphasizes academic preparation and experience to enable the individual to design and implement curricula and other family life education programs.

    Pursue Certification
  • Advanced Standing MSW Program (4+1)

    Graduates of our program are eligible for advanced standing and can complete their master’s degree in social work in one year.

    Check out the program

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 96% First-time pass rate after taking the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exams

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data


  • In our classes, we talk about challenging experiences and how to respond to those challenges. You also get to apply what you learned, and you gain an appreciation for the process of generating knowledge.

    Mary Martin '18
    Social Work

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