Bachelor of Social Work

Major

Engage in classroom learning and fieldwork and develop the skills to effect change for individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the bachelor of social work program provides students with the opportunity to study generalist social work practice with a focus on diversity, cultural competence and social justice.

Customize field experiences around your passions and learn in a secular, welcoming and tolerant atmosphere. Benefit from our partnerships with top-notch practicum sites in the Portland, Ore., region and join the Social Work Club, a forum for developing and strengthening friendships among students and faculty members.

BSW Program Results of CSWE Competencies Assessments

Headlines

Social work alumna Daisy Rizo poses in a session setting

Pacific University will extend a portion of its master of social work program to the Forest Grove Campus starting in Fall 2020.

Celebration of Giving inductee awards

University inducts one new member of 1849 Society and 10 new members of President's Circle.

Claire Argow portrait and papers from her collection

By the time she came to Pacific in 1960, Claire Argow already was well known for her work to abolish the death penalty and reform the penal system. She was driven by the belief that people convicted of crimes still deserve to be offered opportunities and treated humanely.