School of Social Work Office Hours
9:00am - 5:00pm
Monday - Friday*
*with the exception of academic holidays
Earn your Social Work Degree from your community!
BSW Distributed Learning Program begins each Fall semester
The next MSW Distributed Learning Program cohort begins Fall 2015
The Distributed Learning BSW & MSW programs at California State University, Chico are fully accredited by WASC and CSWE.
- Three-Year Programs
- Engaging multimedia learning modules
- Synchronous and Asynchronous online course offerings
- Campus visits twice each semester (CSU, Chico campus)
The Distributed Learning MSW Three-Year Program 3-Year Sequence of Courses provides the same curriculum as the Two-Year Program. This program admits students once every three years with the next cohort of students beginning fall 2015. As in the Two-Year Program, this program requires a total of 59-61 units** of course work and 1200 hours of field education practicum experience. Additional admission requirements and course and schedule information are in the current CSU, Chico University Catalog and the CSU, Chico MSW website. Students interested in the Distributed Learning Three-Year MSW program must also apply to the CSU, Chico Graduate School. For admissions and program information, please visit the Office of Graduate Studies.
(**depending on program plan)
The Distributed Learning BSW Three-Year Program 3-Year Sequence of Courses provides the same curriculum as the two year traditional program. The social work program begins every Fall and consists of 60 units and 480 hours of field education practicum experience. A total of 120 semester units are required for the Bachelor’s Degree. Additional admission requirements and 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.
Out-of-Area 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 the following counties:
If you would like to request a field placement outside of the counties listed above you must complete a formal request with the Field Education Director. The request can be found here. This must be done before accepting the offer of admission to CSU, Chico School of Social Work. Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis by the Field Education Director. There is no guarantee that a field placement will be made outside of the above counties. Please be advised on this when enrolling in the Social Work Program at CSU, Chico.
This policy is in effect for students enrolled in the traditional and distributed learning programs at CSU, Chico.
Is Distributed Learning for me?
- Programs follow the same curriculum as traditional programs.
- 16 week semesters
- Engage with professors and fellow students through live webcasts, chats, individual and small group discussions, virtual role plays and shared projects.
- Visits to Chico State Campus two weekends a semester to build and practice your skills and experience the onsite academic community.
- Field placements in or near your home community.
- You will need high-speed Internet access, a web cam, a headset/microphone and a computer with a minimum of 1 GB RAM and processor speeds of Windows: 2 GHZ or higher/Macintosh: G2 or higher.
While Distance Learning opens up educational opportunities, it requires good time management skills and works well for those who are self-directed learners. We encourage you think about yourself as a learner to see if this program meets your needs. To assist with your exploration, please check out the following website as well as others you may find.
Donna Jensen, MSW, LCSW