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Social Worker Bachelor Degree Program
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Advocate for others as a Social Worker

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program at Aultman College is a four-year degree with fieldwork components that will prepare you to become a licensed social worker (LSW) upon graduation.

When deciding between social work schools, you’ll want to choose Aultman College.

Just Announced: Aultman College is providing a 30 percent reduction of the regular tuition rate for all students in the BSW program beginning fall semester 2020.

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How is this Bachelor of Social Work unique?

  • While earning a BSW degree you will learn how to navigate multiple systems within the ever-changing health care landscape through unique classes and volunteer experiences.
  • You will get a “hands-on” experience before you begin your fieldwork (internship) using the college’s state-of-the-art simulation labs.
  • Social work courses are offered in the evening in a hybrid format, which combines classroom and online work to reduce your time spent on campus
  • The SWK Substance Abuse course in the social work program will fulfill the educational requirement for you to sit for the certified chemical dependency assistant phase I (CDCA-I) exam.

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Admission Criteria

Students may enter the Bachelor of Social Work program directly with no previous college credit or as transfer students. Transfer students will have their previously earned credit (including diploma, certificate, or associate degree credits) evaluated toward completion of the bachelor’s degree.

As the best college for social work programs in Ohio, Aultman College is proud to be a direct admission institution. This means students who are accepted into Aultman College are directly admitted into their major at the same time they are accepted into the college. Learn more about why this is important for students at social work schools.

Want to attend Aultman College for social work? Here is what you need to be considered:

First time attending college

GPA of 3.0+


GED score of 660+

HiSET score of 75+


ACT score of 20+


SAT combined score of 1030+


ACCUPLACER NextGen scores: Reading 250+ and Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics 263+

College transfer applicants

6+ Credit Hours

of college coursework


2.50+ GPA

based on the most recent college transcript


Click here for a social work program info sheet, which shows the complete list of courses required for the degree.


Student Handbook

To view the student handbook, click here to download.

Field Manual

To view the field manual, click here to download.

Graduation/Residency Requirements

  • An overall cumulative 2.0 GPA
  • A 2.0 GPA in all courses completed at Aultman College
  • A 2.5 GPA in social work courses
  • 40 credits of 300 or higher-level courses
  • 60 credit hours of sciences, humanities, or arts
  • Residency requirement: 80 credit hours of the required 120 total must be completed at Aultman College
  • One course that utilizes a “Service Learning” methodology
  • Complete financial aid exit counseling
  • Satisfy financial obligations
  • Complete the Graduate Exit Survey


  • Aultman College offers a variety of admission and endowed/gifted scholarships. To learn more, visit our scholarship page.

Admission Deadlines for the Social Work Program

  • August 1 for fall semester
  • December 1 for spring semester
  • April 1 for summer semester


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