Have you ever thought about helping those who are living with a substance use disorder? Is there a possibility that you may engage an individual who is living with a substance use disorder in your future professions?  Are you interested in learning the answers to questions like “Why can’t they just stop?” or “What does the brain really look like on drugs?”  Then this may be the minor for you.

Climb Higher Series | Sociology, Social Work, and Behavioral Science: Hear directly from our faculty about course offerings, program-specific details, and co-op opportunities.

Great complement to any degree!
31 Years The MSJ Social Work Program has been accredited since 1991 by the CSWE
Gain additional experience that will help your job search

MSJ's Department of Social Work received funds from the state of Ohio for a "Great Minds Fellowship"


The fellowship provides up to a $10,000 scholarship opportunity for addiction studies minors or social work majors. Full-time and part-time students are eligible.

Program and Career Outcomes

  Career Potential

What can you do with a BSW?

Take your Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work and enroll in an advanced-standing, one-year Master of Social Work program or become a/an:

  • Aging services social worker
  • Child and youth service case manager
  • Counselor/therapist
  • Group Facilitator
  • Mental health care coordinator
  • Substance abuse counselor

Graduates from our BSW program have accepted offers of employment from the following institutions following graduation:

Talbert House

St. Vincent DePaul

Cabinet of Health and Family Services

Santa Maria


Alumni Profile:

Mark, a 2016 social work graduate, works at Ohio Valley Goodwill industries in the Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) program. As a veteran himself who returned to college to complete his undergraduate degree, Mark was interested in working with fellow veterans. He completed his social work field placement at Goodwill and was hired upon graduation. As a licensed social worker (LSW), Mark works as a case manager to help veterans and their families locate safe and affordable housing while assisting the veteran with job development and placement. 

  Pathways to Graduate School

Build a Path to Graduate School Acceptance

Graduates from our BSW program have gone on to pursue their MSW at various institutions:

Campbellsville University

University of Cincinnati

Northern Kentucky University

University of Louisville, IUPUI

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News and Updates

Stay up to date with the most recent social work program news and events; visit the Department of Social Work page. 

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Additional Resources

  Undergraduate Tuition
  Accreditation Reports

The program is accredited by the National Council on Social Work Education. Graduates are prepared for entry-level professional positions, sitting for the Licensed Social Work (LSW) exam, and admission to graduate degree programs in social work and related fields. Many universities now offer advanced placement, waiving a number of graduate-level social work courses, for students who graduate from an accredited program.

2020-2021 Social Work Student Assessment Outcomes

2016-2017 Social Work Student Assessment Outcomes

2015-2016 Social Work Student Assessment Outcomes

Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies that comprise the accreditation standards of the Council of Social Work Education