BSW Program

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Offered at our main campus in Tallahassee, Florida, and at our Panama City campus, our nationally accredited BSW program provides quality preparation and on-the-job experience for entry-level practitioners who will work with diverse client systems and problems. Students pursuing this degree also receive the option to earn an MSW degree in one year through our advanced-standing program.

Program of Study

Both part-time and full-time programs of study are available, but most courses are offered during daytime hours.

The curriculum sequence is structured, requiring approximately four semesters to complete all course requirements for the major and a minimum of 50 credit hours in social work is required for graduation:

  • 38 credit hours of coursework
  • 12 credit hours of field instruction (512 clock hours) that offers our students the unique opportunity to gain professional experience while under the supervision of a professional social worker in an agency setting.

Our full-time academic advisor offers students individualized attention and specific guidance related to their program of study.

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Click here to view Program Bulletin in PDF format

Areas of Focus

FSU College of Social Work coursework includes a range of areas of focus in the field of social work. Click below for advising sheets providing information on suggested courses in the areas of focus below:


Carol Edwards

Carol Edwards, EdD, MSW, LCSW

BSW Program Director
University Center C2413
(850) 644-9738

Betty Lanese

Betty Lanese

Academic Program Officer
University Center C2412
(850) 644-5713


Zoey Zeitlin

Zoey Zeitlin

BSW Academic Program Advisor
University Center C2414
(850) 644-9740


BSW Program Office
University Center, Bldg. C, Room C-2412
College of Social Work
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2570

Phone: (850) 644-5713 or (800) 378-9550
Fax: (850) 644-9750