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The undergraduate program in the School of Social Work offers a bachelor of arts in social welfare (BASW ), which is a practice degree.
Writing in Social Work in the 21st Century, David Austin notes that “social work today is a major profession. It includes intervention models that deal with individuals and households, with communities, with organizations, and with social policy. As members of a major profession, social workers work in all types of communities, serving individuals and households from all economic levels, from all types of cultural and social backgrounds.” To prepare you for these responsibilities, the undergraduate program in social welfare combines classroom learning, community service, and 480 hours of supervised field experience.
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredits the BASW program, which is structured according to the standards the CSWE has set. The social work program at the University of Washington, Tacoma is accredited by the CSWE as a BASW program option of the University of Washington in Seattle.