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Bachelor of Social Work

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UW-Green Bay Social Work

Empower People

Recognize how you can make change.

Social work blends idealism with practicality. There are no magic "fixes". Just hard work. You understand that people have inherent dignity and worth. Our accredited program connects our teaching and expertise with your desire to solve problems and help people.

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To major in social work, you need to apply and be admitted to our competitive program accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.



Whether you work with individuals at the micro level, institutions at the macro level or somewhere in between, you’ll make a positive impact on your community.

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We value people and their resources. In fact, College Factual regularly rates UW-Green Bay as one of the nation's top educational values.

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Building Community

Our program is a collaboration between students and faculty.

Our cohort model means you're part of a team—building a connection with professors, peers and the public. Through frequent discussions and interactions, you’ll have the chance to hear diverse perspectives from individuals with different backgrounds and experiences, which can broaden your thinking and lead to more profound insights. Additionally, your professors have practical experience as social workers, so your coursework is directly relevant to our field.

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Tap into the Power of Our Program

Discover how you can further your degree with the offerings below.

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Field Education

A degree in social work requires you to complete field education. Think of it like an internship for the social work industry.

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Tuition Aid

From financial aid to scholarships to stipends, explore ways to offset the cost of tuition.

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To tailor your education to your area of interest, add child welfare or substance abuse emphasis.

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Anti-Racism Resources

Social workers challenge oppression in all its forms. Knowledge of anti-racism is therefore essential.

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Student Resources

You don’t have to go it alone at UW-Green Bay; check out some resources to help you succeed in social work.

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Social Justice Summit

Our 2024 Social Justice Summit, "A Look into Social Dominance and Resistance," helps promote social justice and equity for all.

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Earn Your Master's Degree

UW-Green Bay's Master's in Social Work helps you follow a seamless path to your graduate degree.

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CSWE Accreditation

The UW-Green Bay Bachelor of Social Work Program is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education. What does that mean for you? This accreditation means you're getting the highest quality education and enhances your employment opportunities.

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Professional Credentialing

A number of programs at UW-Green Bay require licensure and/or certifications in order to practice in the field. We’re proud to provide students with the education background and foundations required to pursue these dynamic and essential careers. Using the Professional Licensure Table, you can review professional licensure and certification requirements, for both Wisconsin and all other states. If you have questions about earning your credentials, academic programs or career paths, please contact us at 920-465-2111.


As an accredited program, we measure and report learning outcomes as defined by the Council on Social Work Education.

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Rebekah Lansin, Social Work Major

Professional Opportunities Galore

"UW-Green Bay has prepared me for my future career in social worker by offering incredible internship opportunities. I was able to intern at a local school district throughout my senior year of my social work degree. This opportunity allowed me to network with individuals and for relationships with students that I will remember for a lifetime. UW-Green Bay also allowed me to facilitate my social work skills in every classroom setting I was placed in, with the help of some really amazing instructors that I cannot thank enough."

Rebekah Lansin '23
Social Work Major

Act Early

Make a difference in the life of a child.

Prioritize toddlers' and children's mental health to ensure they reach their developmental and emotional milestones. Discover warning signs through our Pediatric Mental Health Noncredit Certificate, advocating for early diagnosis and treatment.

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Meet Professor Jolanda Sallmann, program chair of our bachelor in social work (BSW). Throughout her career, she has been actively involved in the anti-violence against women movement. If you have questions about our program, get in touch with one of our professors.

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