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School of Social Work

BSW in Social Work

Welcome to the Bachelor in Social Work program at Chico State! We are glad you are considering social work as your major. We offer both an on-campus program as well as a Distributed Learning (DL) program, which allows students to take courses largely on-line with periodic visits to campus for in-person instruction.

You can find all of the information you need to apply to the BSW Professional Sequence Program here. A list of the required courses can be found here.

Impaction

Several years ago, the Social Work program was compelled to declare impaction due to a limited number of field placements for all of our masters and bachelor’s students in our service region.  Impaction means that we can use an admissions process to limit the number of students entering the social work major in the junior year – essentially our application to the Professional Sequence process.

Fortunately, over the past two years we have been able to admit the vast majority of students who apply as long as they have completed the required prerequisites.

We are pleased to invite applications to our BSW Program from all qualified candidates. More details about impaction can be found here.

Spring trees in front of Butte hall

If you have additional questions about our BSW programs after reviewing our website, please call or send an e-mail to:

Vincent Ornelas, MSW, PhD(opens in new window)
BSW Program Director 

Jaime Nelson(opens in new window)
Administrative Support Assistant II

Celeste A. Jones, MSW, PhD(opens in new window)
Distributed Learning Coordinator

Melissa Cheatham(opens in new window)
Distributed Learning Advisor