Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare (BASW)
The BASW program prepares entry level social workers for generalist practice in a multicultural context through classroom learning, community service, and 480 hours of supervised field experience. The BASW curriculum challenges students to think critically about systemic oppression and prepares them to become informed and effective leaders able to take action against injustice and inequalities. Students also gain hands-on skills needed to become a social work professional. All BASW students participate in two social work internships, providing them with a a supportive learning environment, a field instructor to provide encouragement and guidance, and invaluable work experience to add to a resume.
The School of Social Work has two entry points to the Seattle BASW Program. Traditionally admitted students apply during spring of the sophomore year and receive a decision during spring. Applications are accepted for fall quarter from both UW students and UW transfer applicants. See Apply to BASW for more information.