There are great reasons for earning your bachelor degree in social work online. It could be as simple as where you live does not have the programs you choose, or the level of education you want. It also may be that you are working or a single parent that needs the flexibility of online courses to improve the quality of living for you and your family. Online courses allow you the flexibility to keep your daily obligations. You can study anytime that you are able to have access to a computer, tablet, or even a smart phone. Online programs may be lower in cost and save you the added expenses of commuting.
Learning at your own pace can be another benefit of online courses. Most programs are accelerated giving you the option of taking one class per term or choosing more classes in each term. Many online bachelor degree programs can be completed in less time than a traditional social work bachelor degree program.
What will I learn while pursuing a social work bachelor degree?
In a social work bachelor degree program you will learn the skills needed for service positions working with individuals or in the community as a whole. The program will concentrate on basic individual and family support skills, national social welfare policies, intervention techniques and how to plan casework.
A bachelor degree in social work also requires a certain number of supervised hours of experience in the field. Some of the core courses that you will study are:
You will also learn about values and ethics, self awareness, cross culture skills, service delivery, advocacy, diversity and leadership. These are all skills necessary for your chosen field of social work. They are also skills that would benefit you in other areas if you choose to continue your social work studies, perhaps to earning an MBA or Doctorate.
- Social Service Systems
- Foundations of Practice
- Micro Human Behavior in Social Environments
- Macro Human Behavior in Social Environments
- Research Methods
- Diversity and Oppression in a Social Context
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