Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (Pre-professional)

The bachelor's degree in Social Work (pre-professional) is a generalist social work program. You will learn basic knowledge, research skills, policies, issues and practice methods for social work from a Christian perspective. The program covers deep topics such as developmental psychology, abnormal psychology, social psychology, human sexuality, social welfare, addictive behavior and crisis intervention. Students seeking 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.

15% Grant Offer: For a limited time, receive a tuition grant when you enroll in an online degree at SAGU, saving you up to $750 per semester and up to $6,000 depending upon the length of your degree.

Scholarship Offer: For a limited time, SAGU is offering a tuition scholarship to new on-campus social work majors, saving you up to $500 per semester ($1,000 per year) and up to $6,000 depending upon the length of your 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 SAGU degree is recognized.

SAGU holds accreditations with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. We also hold a number of prestigious program accreditations.

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