Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
School Social Work Concentration

The mission of the Bachelor of Arts degree in social work is to prepare students for entrance into the profession of social work as beginning level generalist practitioners.
The purpose of the School Social Work concentration is to prepare students for generalist practice in a school setting.  At the end of the program, students will be
qualified to be a Licensed Baccalaureate Social Work (LBSW) and Licensed School Social Worker (LSSW).

Degree Requirements

Admission to the university will allow students to choose Academic Focus - Social Sciences in place of their major.  Progression to the major of social work with a school
social work concentration will occur only after the student successfully completes the following courses with a minimum grade of "C-".
·         SWRK 2010 Introduction to Social Work
·         SWRK 2011 Writing for Social Work

Students should have a minimum of 30 hours completed, including ENGL 1020, ANTH 1200, and two courses from the following list: SOCI 1010; PSYC 1030; POLS 1030; or ECON 2020 prior to registering for the introductory social work courses, SWRK 2010, and SWRK 2011.

For more detailed information on how to apply for the Social Work Program, visit the Undergraduate Apply Now page

BA School Social Work License

In addition to the BA Social Work major requirements for the University of Memphis, students can also seek the School Social Work license at the BA level.
For more detailed information regarding the BA Licensure Program, visit the Undergraduate Licensure page

BA School Social Work Licensure

Click here for BA School Social Work Licensure requirements


BA in Social Work Curriculum


Please click here for a sample degree plan. 

For detailed information about the BA program, including policies, course names and descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Catalog

View here for more information BASW Student Handbook

 Tuition and Fees

 For the most current information regarding tuition, visit the University & Student Business Services.

Financial Aid and Scholarships can be found here.

 Contact Us

The social work office is located in 208 McCord Hall. The general contact information for administrators of the program is as follows:

School Chair Susan Neely-Barnes, PhD (901) 678-3438 snlybrns@memphis.edu
Program Coordinator Kenya Anderson (901) 678-3400 kconley@memphis.edu
Field Director Danielle Seemann (901) 493-3676 dswatson@memphis.edu
Academic Advisor Morganne Austin-Dotson   maustin@memphis.edu
Administrative Assistant   (901) 678-2616