Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work

SAGU Social Work Program

Are you looking to pursue a career in Social Work? The Social Work program at Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is the perfect fit for you!

The SAGU Social Work program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and is part of the University’s overall academic program which is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Our comprehensive curriculum prepares students academically, professionally, and spiritually for quality educational and professional Christian service by providing knowledge and training with an emphasis on understanding how to serve vulnerable populations, such as children and adolescents, persons with disabilities, homeless persons, veterans, and others. This includes providing knowledge and training in generalist social work and related disciplines like research methods, policy analysis, human behavior theories, clinical skills assessment and diagnostic techniques.

We are proud to hold advanced standing CSWE Accreditation that allows our Bachelor of Social Work Graduates entry into accredited Master’s of Social Work (MSW) programs anywhere in the U.S., allowing them to complete their masters in only one year instead of two. The success of our graduates speaks for itself – 100% of our graduating classes since 2021 are employed in social work (or related field) or pursuing a Master’s of Social Work. During your studies at SAGU, you will receive personalized mentorship from professors to help guide you in your coursework and professional development. You will also gain hands-on experience through internships, clinical work, and community service opportunities with local organizations. Our goal is to help you develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become successful in the field of social work. We equip our graduates with an understanding of a Christian perspective coupled with ministry-related outreach endeavors.

We invite you to explore our program and learn more about how SAGU can help prepare you for a successful career in social work. Available upon student request, our Department Chair can provide material identifying entry level positions as well as graduate schools where students have been accepted into MSW programs.

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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