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The Bachelor of Social Work degree (BSW) prepares students for generalist practice in a variety of settings. It also prepares students for graduate school. Students who have a BSW from an accredited program are generally eligible for advanced standing in master of social work (MSW) programs. This means that after earning a BSW, a student may achieve an MSW in one additional calendar year.

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  • Career Options
  • Licensure
  • CSWE Accreditation
  • Social Work Faculty

Where do social workers work?

  • Mental Health
  • Child Welfare
  • Addictions
  • Probation and Parole
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Disability Settings
  • Home Health
  • Nursing Homes and Assisted Living
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
All states require licensure at some level for social workers. Kansas licenses social workers at three levels: LBSW, LMSW, and LSCSW. All levels of licensure may be found in a variety of practice settings, but some settings may require the LMSW and LSCSW. The LSCSW is a  "clinical license" which will allow a social worker to go in to private practice. In addition, in Kansas, a social worker may choose to become dually licensed with the LBSW and an addictions license, the LAC. This will allow the social worker to work in certain addiction settings.

About History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences Department

Pittsburg State University’s Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences consists of those specialties that have emerged as so desirable in the 21st Century labor force. Top corporations are looking for career-oriented employees, people who can thrive in ambiguity and chaos, who think outside the box, who can shift gears quickly and competently, and who, most importantly, can work with people of every conceivable background, locally or internationally.

Students who want to craft a solid foundation for a rich career and a satisfying existence that draws its knowledge about people from data and research should pursue a degree in the Social Sciences, History, or Philosophy.

Diversity: We are committed to collaboration, respect, understanding for all students, staff, and faculty. The programs of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences department at Pittsburg State University embraces a commitment to diversity a community of individuals and programs which seek to reduce prejudice, disparities, and discrimination and build a supportive environment for all.

Our Priorities:

  • Providing academic and cultural support for all faculty, staff, and students
  • Promoting positive awareness throughout the department for the value of diversity in our academic community
  • Increase everyone’s awareness of how the ethnic, cultural, and other forms of diversity impact society

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