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The College of Social Work is where you’ll find your academic home.  With the opportunity to pair your social work major with any one of our 200 majors or 150 minors, you’ll be encouraged to explore your passions and interests while deepening your understanding of social work in today’s changing society. The College of Social work gives you the guidance to find your unique path.Learn more about 4 plus 1

Social workers are found in almost every facet of life – that’s a lot to explore. At The Ohio State University College of Social Work our close-knit community of undergraduate students, faculty and advisors will provide an academic environment that allows students to explore all those possibilities and equip you with a degree that will take you where you want to go. The College of Social Work at Ohio State is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is the oldest continuously accredited public social work program in the country.

To stay safe and healthy due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our students stepped up and created their own messages to our incoming class of 2022. We are grateful for our talented, invested students. We are excited to welcome you to the College of Social Work.

Bachelor of Science in Social Work Mission Statement

The Ohio State University Bachelor of Science in Social Work Program prepares students for generalist social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. We develop leaders in social work whose practice promotes professional values and ethics and demonstrates commitment to difference and diversity. Our graduates will employ evidence-informed practice, advocate for and empower vulnerable populations, and advance social, economic, environmental, and political justice.

Bachelor of Science in Social Work Program Goals

  • Prepare generalist social workers to use social work values and ethics to guide professional practice;
  • Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment to guide practice at multiple levels;
  • Possess knowledge and skills for working effectively with diverse and vulnerable populations;
  • Analyze social policy, promote social, economic, and environmental well-being, and challenge injustice;
  • Employ empirical evidence to inform, evaluate, and improve practice;
  • Develop a professional identity, with a commitment to life-long learning.


For general information, email Email will be answered within 24 hours Monday through Friday.

Jennie Babcock, MSW, LISW-S, Undergraduate Studies Director-
Andréa Severson, MSW, Academic Advisor –
Stacy Song, MSW, Academic Advisor –


Licensure/State Authorization Disclosure

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification and state licensing board contact information