Bachelor of Social Work


Social Work is one of the most dynamic, versatile, and rewarding professions in today’s world. It is the fastest growing as well! Overall employment of social workers is projected to grow between 2012-2022, faster than all other occupations in the US (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

At Seattle University, you will gain the knowledge and skills to effectively collaborate, advocate, and assist people of all ages and from diverse communities.

The Social Work program, culminating in a BSW degree, offers:

  • Strong 70 credit curriculum with intensive practical training
  • Small class sizes and accessible professors
  • Cohort-based program
  • Direct practice experience in the field two days a week during senior year under the supervision of an experienced social worker
  • Fully accredited program by the Council of Social Work Education.

BSW graduates may apply to Seattle University’s Advanced Standing Master of Social Work Program.

Graduating Seniors Receive Social Work Departmental Awards

Taylene Watson, MSW Social Justice Award

Jo BechtoldJo Bechtold

Jo was nominated by faculty and her peers for her notable social justice organizing and leadership while at SU. Jo’s activism efforts were channeled through several groups: White Students Against Racism, Ignite the Mission, and Students for Economic Justice; and as a fellow with the national organization Young People For. Jo’s practicum placement was at the King County Office of Public Defense providing legal mitigation for low-income community members. 

Jo will be attending Seattle University's Master in Social Work Advanced Standing Program in the fall with the career goal to work as a legal mitigator for persons with low incomes. 

Madeline Lovell Academic Excellence Award

Emily PacunskiEmily Pacunski

Emily is graduating summa cum laude with double degrees in Social Work and Criminal Justice. Her exemplar academic achievements compliment her wonderful collegial spirit. Emily was placed at Goodwill Industries for her field practicum. Emily will be returning to SU in the fall to pursue her Master in Social Work in the Advanced Standing Program with a focus on trauma-informed treatment.

BSW Welcome (Back)

Thu., Sep. 24, 2020
12:30 - 1:20 p.m.
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Mary Kay Brennan, DSW, LICSW

Estella Williamson, DSW
Field Director

Anna McCain
Administrative Assistant

Location: Casey 330