B.A. in Social Work

A faith-based online degree taught with a Biblical worldview, this program prepares students to empower communities and facilitate change.

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.


  • 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
  • Psychology
  • 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 required 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.

View course curriculum

The Social Work major curriculum is listed in the official Academic Catalog.

catalog buttonsOnce in the catalog, you can use the buttons (pictured left) located at the upper right of the page to plan your courses, save courses to your own personalized catalog, print them, and more!