Undergraduate Area of Study

Undergraduate Social Work & Community Programs

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The Rhode Island College School of Social Work is nationally recognized as one of the best in its field. We recognize that for those who choose to pursue social work, it's not just a degree program, but a calling. Our bachelor of social work program prepares students for meaningful, people-centered careers that empower them to make a positive impact in their communities. A rigorous academic environment combined with ample experiential learning opportunities means students will gain a firm understanding of the practices and principles of social work, then apply them in field placements at schools, government and healthcare institutions and social service agencies throughout the state. Small class sizes enable students to develop real relationships with faculty who are experienced practitioners in their profession.


Job Placements

  • J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center
  • Save the Bay
  • Americorps

Graduate Schools

  • Rhode Island College
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Maryland School of Social Work
  • University of Memphis
  • Walden University

Sample Careers

  • Case Manager
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Community Developer
  • Community Disaster Relief
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Victim Advocate

Our Programs

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About this Program

Why Rhode Island College?

Contact Information

Mr. Michael Andrade

Adjunct Faculty III

Program Information

Certificate of Undergraduate Study

Social Work, BSW

About this Program

Why Rhode Island College?

Contact Information

Joshua Diem
Dr. Joshua D. Diem

Associate Professor

Program Information

Bachelor of Social Work
Program Type(s)
B.S.W. is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education