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The BSW Degree offered by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh-Department of Social Work is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE)

BSW Vision, Mission & Goals


The vision of this Department reflects a central belief that its curriculum be guided by the principle of doing what is right and just — teaching students to willingly accept the professional responsibility to act as the "heart and conscience" of the profession in their respective communities or as part of the profession-at-large, to advocate on  behalf of those who suffer discrimination, devaluing and oppression. The Department's mission and goals stem from its vision.

View the BSW Student Outcomes (PDF)

Mission of the BSW Program

The BSW Program guides and prepares students to engage in generalist practice social work in both local and global contexts, that is focused on strengths and skills, social justice values, critical thinking, and is evidence-based.

BSW Goals

  • Graduate competent (based on CSWE Foundation Competencies and Practice Behaviors) BSW level social work professionals
  • Prepare graduates for entry-level employment in generalist social work practice positions
  • Prepare students for entry into graduate school and stimulate engagement in regional professional development activities
  • Prepare students for state/national examination for certification as entry-level social workers


Closed Class/Wait List Policy

Information for Pre-Social Work students seeking entry into closed classes

Students who are not able to enroll in SW 167, SW 220 and/or SW 298 can be placed on a wait list. To be placed on the wait list, contact the Social Work Advisor Colleen Hansen at hansenc@, or call (920)424-7179.

Social Work students unable to enroll in  the required prerequisites during the academic year will be given priority enrollment for any available online summer sections (SW 167 and SW 220). Students are encouraged to meet with the Social Work Advisor in order to ensure they are on-track to apply to the BSW Program during the Spring semester and advised of possible alternatives to the gateway classes.

All 300 and 400 level Social Work courses are restricted to Social Work majors accepted into the BSW degree program. All students accepted into the program will have a seat in these classes. If a desired section/grouping is full at the time of registration, students are advised to seek out a peer who is willing to switch sections. Class sizes are fixed in accordance with accreditation policy best practices.

Field Education

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Awards & Scholarships

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