Go Further in Your Calling
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, social work jobs are expected to grow 16 percent by 2026 – a rate much faster than average. Prepare to advance your career in human services with the online Bachelor of Social Work program at Malone University. At Malone, we offer a rigorous curriculum founded in biblical principles that gives you the training you need to become an ethically-minded professional in a career you love.
Key topics covered in our online social work program include:
- Human growth and development
- Social work theory
- Research and writing within the field
- Human behavior
- Social welfare policy
- Working with individuals, families, and groups
- Macro, mezzo, and micro level practice
- Professional ethics
The program also provides field instruction, giving you the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience. Working alongside our exceptional faculty, you’ll gain the mentorship and guidance you need from seasoned professionals with years of real-world experience.
At Malone, we are exceptionally proud of our graduates. Our social work students collectively have one of the highest passing rates for the LSW certification in the state of Ohio. Two thirds of our students go on to graduate school. Because our program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), graduates are eligible for advanced standing in many postgraduate degree programs should they choose to continue their education.
The online bachelor of social work is offered in a fully digital format, providing you with ultimate flexibility while earning your degree. You’ll have the opportunity to attend class when and where it’s right for you, and can finish your degree in as little as two years.
Courses and Requirements
Your curriculum. Your career.
The online bachelor of social work is intended to give students a meaningful education of significant breadth and depth. Through a Christian lens, individuals will study the competencies required to advance as practitioners of care.
SWK 222 Introduction to the Profession and Practice of Social Work
SWK 242 Human Behavior and Social Environment
SWK 262 Research and Writing for Social Work Professionals
SWK 311 History of Social Welfare
SWK 312 Social Welfare Policy Analysis
SWK 345 Practice with Individuals
SWK 347 Practice with Families and Groups
SWK 348 Community and Organizational Development
SWK 372 Methods of Social Research
SWK 401 Professional Issues in Social Work
SWK 440 Field Instruction in Social Work
SWK 460 Field Instruction Seminar
SWK 470 Social Work Specialization Seminar
Social Work Support Courses
BIOL 172 Introduction to Human Biology
POL 201 Introduction to American Government
PSYC 121 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 140 Introduction to Statistics
PSYC 220 Psychology of Human Development
PSYC 344 Abnormal Psychology
SOC 310 Prejudice, Discrimination, and Inequality
HIST 211 American History I: Colonial Era to the Civil War OR
HIST 212 American History II: Gilded Age to the Present
Requirements for Graduation
A student must have a minimum of 124 credit hours to complete the requirements for graduation.
B.A. Social Work Admissions
Candidates for Malone’s online B.A. in Social Work program must submit the following:
- Complete application
- Official transcripts*
* Note: Students may submit unofficial transcripts while official transcripts are being processed.
Later, BASW students will need to do the following to become an official major:
- Submit a School of Social Work application
- Submit a resume
- Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Pass a background check (before an internship)
Costs and Financial Aid
Program Cost & Fees
The B.A. in Social Work costs $500 per credit hour.
Fees are as follows:
- Graduation Fee $85
- Additional $100 per semester fee applies
There are various financial aid options available for our online students. To determine financial aid eligibility, complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. The FAFSA form helps us determine what federal and state financial aid is available based on your financial need.
Our school code is 003072.
Students will also need to complete the Malone Financial Aid application once they have submitted their admissions application.
Malone proudly welcomes those who serve our country. We are a proud Yellow Ribbon Program participant, and a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) consortium. Learn more below how your military experience can help you earn your degree.
Community outreach coordinators serve as liaisons between their organizations and the community. Responsibilities may include program development, engaging with community members, recruiting volunteers, and other related duties. These individuals can work for both companies and nonprofit organizations, and must have exceptional skills in interpersonal effectiveness.
Those who work as residential counselors provide mental health services for inpatient treatment programs. They may work with people struggling with addiction, people with disabilities, the elderly, or other groups. Residential counselors are responsible for evaluating client needs, advocating for patients, helping with treatment plans, providing individual and group services, and a host of other duties.
Program coordinators oversee certain initiatives within nonprofit organizations. They are responsible for serving as the face of the initiative, designing programs, directly working with their target population (such as children or the elderly), and other related tasks. These individuals must be excellent communicators and collaborators.
Why Choose Malone?
Malone Online is a Christ-centered university that is recognized for its academic excellence, extraordinary leadership, career-oriented programs, and holistic approach to education.
Among its many accolades, Malone has been listed among the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Values and Best Colleges for Veterans for 2018.
Malone provides an intentional focus on promoting an education based on faith and its integration with intellectual, spiritual, and social growth.
Students work with renowned faculty, caring staff, and can take advantage of unique support programs after graduation.
Benefits of Learning Online
Pursuing an online degree means choosing to elevate your career. Online degree programs offer:
Online learning makes it possible to earn a degree while maintaining a balance of work and life responsibilities.
Spend more time with instructional materials, and adjust your learning schedule according to your needs.
Equal Access to Faculty
Students who earn their degrees online study with the same excellent professors as their on-campus peers.
Online programs allow students to remain at work, and do not incur the additional costs associated with earning a degree on campus.
Learn with like-minded individuals in a digital space that’s every bit as welcoming as an on-campus classroom.
Because students are afforded so much independence with an online degree, they graduate with the skills they need to excel in their careers.
Graduates emerge from online programs with a greater understanding of their own fortitude and excellence.