Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work

The Social Work program prepares students academically, professionally and spiritually for quality educational and professional Christian service by providing knowledge and training in generalist social work and related disciplines. Students learn basic foundations, knowledge, research skills, policies, issues, practice methods, and social service delivery systems coupled with an understanding of a Christian perspective and ministry-related community outreach faith-based endeavors. This degree is part of the overall University academic program which is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Program accreditation is a separate commendation from an entity outside of SAGU’s regional accreditation. While SAGU pursues this additional acclaim, the degree now offered enables students to have a strong academic foundation for entry-level social work positions as well as admission to graduate social work professional programs. Available upon student request, the Department Chair can provide material identifying such entry level positions as well as graduate schools where SAGU students have been accepted into MSW programs. Students anticipating a professional career in social work should plan on pursuing a graduate degree in Social Work (MSW).

Online access: SAGU offers this degree 100% online for adults 22 or older. Earn your degree in the comfort of your favorite study spot.

New Reduced Tuition for SAGU Online Beginning Fall 2021, SAGU is dropping online tuition from $499 to $399 per credit hour. That is a value of up to $10,000 on a 4-year degree.

This online degree is available to SAGU American Indian College students at a special tuition price. SAGU AIC students pay only $575 $399 per hour, but experience the same flexibility of online learning.

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Careers in social work

Employment of social workers is projected to grow 12 percent by 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by increased demand for healthcare and social services, but will vary by specialty. A degree in social work prepares you for careers as a(n):

  • Administrative Social Worker
  • Child and Family Social Worker
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Community Social Worker
  • Environmental Health Workers and Administrators
  • Geriatric Social Worker
  • Group Social Worker
  • Health Educator
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Healthcare Social Worker
  • Hospice Social Worker
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Worker
  • Psychiatric Social Worker
  • Public Health Administrator
  • Public Policy Social Worker
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Social Worker
  • Social and Human Service Assistant
  • School Social Worker
  • Social and Community Service Manager

National average salary for social workers: $46,890

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Full support

Get access to full campus support and resources. Students can take advantage of the Career Center for job training and assistance, the Wellness Center for fitness classes and facilities, the Counseling Center and more.

Individual attention

Our class sizes are small. We create an atmosphere where you have 1-on-1 interactions with faculty who invest in your performance and well-being.

Affordability & value

SAGU students graduate with 20% less debt on average than other private universities. Our Financial Aid team is your team to help secure grants, scholarships and other financial resources to help ease your mind.

Sticker price vs. your cost

When choosing a college, it is important to realize the difference between the sticker price and your net costs after scholarships and grants. SAGU offers a net price calculator to help you identify financial opportunities to reduce your college costs.

Christian faith

Everything we do springs from a Christian world view. SAGU creates an environment that strengthens your faith and your mind, integrating faith and learning.


You can be confident that your degree at SAGU is recognized, as SAGU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Southwestern Assemblies of God University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

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