UCCS Social Work

UCCS Social Work


Improving Our Communities, Making a Difference, Fueling the Future

At UCCS, you can make a difference in the lives of others. UCCS Social Work students transform lives through direct practice with individuals, groups, and families while also working to improve communities. Our graduates fuel the future as advocates, leaders and social advocates. 

Join the community dedicated to helping others through social change. Become a Social Work student at UCCS.



UCCS Social Work Programs and Degrees

The UCCS Social Work community is naturally warm and supportive.  Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping you develop into the best social worker you can be, ready to practice social work and excel academically, professionally, and personally.  Our bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are seeking accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education.

BSW & MSW Information Sessions

BSW & MSW Information Sessions:   Plan to attend a UCCS Social Work information session.  Register now to secure your seat.

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Information Sessions

  • Monday, February 10, 2020 between 11:30am and 1:30pm (UC 122)
  • Monday, March 2, 2020 between 11:30am and 1:30pm (UC 122)

Master of Social Work (MSW) Information Sessions

  • Monday, February 10, 2020 between 5:30pm and 7:30pm (UC 122)
  • Monday, March 2, 2020 between 5:30pm and 7:30pm (UC 122)


Bachelor of Social Work

The 120-credit hour BSW will be an undergraduate degree that prepares students for entry-level, professional, generalist social work practice and for graduate social work education.

Master of Social Work

The 60-credit MSW will be a professional degree designed to provide the knowledge, skills, abilities, and credentials required practice social work at an advanced skill level with the trauma-informed social work practice specialization.  

Field Education

Social Work students in the undergraduate and graduate programs will have an opportunity to make a difference in their local communities by engaging in field practice.


The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting body for social work programs in the USA.  CSWE Accreditation begins with a request for candidacy and is then followed by a 3-benchmark process, which typically takes 3 years to earn initial accreditation.  It is anticipated that Application for Candidacy will be made in January 2020.


Social Work Field Instructor Application

As field practice (e.g., internships) is considered to be the "signature pedagogy for social work" (CSWE, 2015), the UCCS Social Work program will rely heavily on field education and community agencies to help produce competent practitioners.

If you are interested in joining the School of Public Affairs as a Field Instructor, please complete an application available in the link below.