Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work

Availability: On-Campus | Program Length: 120 Hours

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Social Work at Texas A&M University-Central Texas prepares you to pursue a career in child protective, mental health, adoption, geriatric services, and more. Our program also prepares you for the entry-level practice of social work. 

The program will enable you to become a licensed social worker and develop a strong background for future graduate studies. Social workers typically hold front-line positions in social welfare agencies that deal with a wide range of social problems. Texas A&M University-Central Texas offers placement opportunities in social service that provide real-world experience.

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Career Opportunities

  • Child and family
  • Social work in public social service agencies
  • Case management
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Geriatrics
  • Hospice
  • Medical
  • Mental health and substance abuse

Child Welfare Training Title IV-E Program

The A&M-Central Texas Department of Social Work uses its participation in the Title IV-E program to enhance and build our students' educations. The Social Work Department's partnership with CPS prepares students with valuable real-world experience in the child welfare community.

TAMU System Awards Regent Professor to Social Work Chair

Texas A&M University–Central Texas’ Department of Social Work Chair Michael R. Daley, Ph.D, was named a Regent’s Professor for 2022-2023 by the Texas A&M University System Regents.

The award program was established in 1996 to recognize faculty and employees who have made extraordinary contributions to their university, or agency, as well as to the people of Texas. According to the A&M System Board of Regents “The honorees come from a broad range of disciplines throughout our universities, and state agencies. They share a common thread: they are at the top of their professions and are dedicated to finding ways to better the lives of their fellow Texans and citizens of the world.” Read more.

Two A&M-Central Texas Social Work Professors Recognized as National Leaders

A&M-Central Texas Professors Michael Daley and Claudia Rappaport never imagined that they would be celebrating their 2019 Pioneer Award from the National Association of Social Workers in 2022. The designation, rarely awarded to more than one scholar in the same university, took both of them by surprise. Read more.

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Transfer Pathways:

The direct & affordable path from your community college to a Bachelor's degree!

Whether you are attending an A&M-Central Texas partner college, have credits from another community college, or are attending a another four-year university, your A&M-Central Texas enrollment specialist can help you find the quickest and most affordable path to your bachelor degree.

To get started, select the Bachelor's degree you are seeking, and then select your community college:

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Faculty Advisor

Dr. Claudia Rappaport
Office/Room: WH-420d
Phone: 254.519.5432

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The BSW program at Texas A&M University-Central Texas is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).


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