BASW Program Information

These pdf files are available to download:

  • BASW Program: Course Offerings
    A summary of the course requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work; all social work undergraduates must also comply with University and College of Social Science curriculum requirements
  • BASW Program: Diversity
    The signature theme of our program
  • BASW Program: Field Education
    Through field education, the student has the opportunity to develop and enhance professional knowledge and skills
  • BASW Program: International Study
    Michigan State University offers more than 275 programs in over 60 countries on all continents
  • BASW Program: Research
    The BASW program at MSU offers social work students the opportunity to partner with faculty members in cutting-edge research
  • BASW Program: Overview
    The MSU School of Social Work has one of the oldest undergraduate degrees in social work in the United States

BASW Diversity Handbook Cover

If you would like a paper copy of the brochure, please contact the BASW Program.


Michigan State University's Master of Social Work (MSW) programs and its Bachelor of Social Work (BASW) program are fully-accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and designed to meet the State of Michigan’s social work licensing criteria. However, MSU cannot confirm whether these programs meet licensure requirements in states other than Michigan. Students who may be seeking professional licensure elsewhere will need to check with the appropriate licensing board in that state to verify that the program meets the requirement for licensure. Each state’s social work licensing requirements can be found at: