Bachelor of Arts

Social Work

Integrated with ODU's liberal arts foundation, the Social Work program integrates the body of knowledge, professional values, and practical skills that prepare students for contemporary and future social work practice and education. 

Program Highlights

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work
  • Field placement opportunities
  • Small class sizes allow ODU professors to instruct and interact with students on a personal level

Social Work Class

Degrees & Courses

Read the degree requirements and course descriptions, plus view a sample 4-year plan.

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Careers & Outcomes

Social Work graduates are qualified for careers in a wide range of social service settings.

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Social Work department

Social Work Department

Get to know ODU faculty members, view current news and events, and more.

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Phi Alpha

Phi Alpha Honor Society, Rho Delta Chapter, promotes a closer bond among social sork students, and promotes humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers. The society invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.

Social Work Action Taskforce

The Social Work Action Taskforce (SWAT) is an Ohio Dominican University-based student organization that provides students with resources to develop academically, personally and professionally. SWAT gives students leadership opportunities through the planning and implementation of volunteer-based activities that emphasize service within our local and ODU community.

For more information on these organizations, contact Dr. Martha Armstrong.

Ohio Dominican University's bachelor's degree in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation. Visit

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The Ohio Dominican University social work program satisfies the academic requirements for Social Worker licensure at the Bachelor’s degree level set forth by the State of Ohio. ODU graduates who complete the social work major are eligible to sit for the Ohio Licensed Social Worker (LSW) exam. Ohio social work licensure applicants must complete a background check. Detailed licensure information is available at the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Counselor Board website. A summary table containing the licensing requirements for practice in a state other than Ohio or in a U.S. territory can be accessed through the Association of Social Work Board’s social work regulation database.

The Ohio Dominican social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Social work regulatory boards that regulate practice at the Bachelor’s level generally require that social work degrees must be obtained from programs of social work that are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE), or other nationally recognized accrediting agencies.

To find out whether a program satisfies requirements from your home state, please visit the ODU Licensure & Certification Programs and State Requirements page.

Ohio Dominican students may download PDFs of the ODU Social Work Program Student Handbook and Field Practicum Manual at the links below.

Please note: If you are not logged in to a campus computer with you ODU credentials, you will be prompted for your login via myODU to access these materials. 

Panther Perspective

ODU student Janae Stokes shares how Ohio Dominican University is helping prepare her for a rewarding career in social work.


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Have Questions? Contact Us!

For program questions, contact:

Martha Armstrong, Ph.D.
Program Director
Erskine Hall, Room 229
(614) 251-4631

For admission questions, contact:

Undergraduate Admission

Griffin Student Center, 203
(614) 251-4500
(800) 955-OHIO (955-6446)