School of Social Work

BSW Distributed Learning Program

Distributed Learning BSW Program

The Distributed Learning BSW Two-Year and Three Year Programs provide the same curriculum as the traditional program. The majority of the curriculum delivery is in an online format with mandatory on-campus face to face time two weekends a semester. The social work program begins every Fall and consists of 60 total units and 480 hours of field education practicum experience. A total of 120 semester units are required for the Bachelor’s Degree.

Each student must apply to the Professional Sequence during the fall semester and be accepted in order to move into the program.

Additional admission requirements, course and schedule information are in the current CSU, Chico University Catalog and the CSU, Chico BSW website. Students who are transferring to CSU, Chico must meet transfer student admissions requirements listed on this website.

Field Placement

Students enrolled in the Social Work programs (BASW/MSW) at California State University, Chico are offered the opportunity of completing their field practicum in one of the following Northern California Superior Region counties: 

  • Butte
  • Colusa
  • Del Norte
  • Glenn
  • Humboldt
  • Lake
  • Lassen
  • Mendocino
  • Modoc
  • Nevada
  • Plumas
  • Shasta
  • Sierra
  • Siskiyou
  • Sutter
  • Trinity
  • Tehama
  • Yuba