Social Work, BSW

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program at Dalton State College

The Dalton State BSW program prepares graduates to enter generalist social work practice in a variety of settings including social service and government agencies as well as mental health and health care settings. A distinctive feature of the program is its emphasis on preparing social workers to work competently with diverse individuals and groups. Graduates of the BSW program may apply for admission to Master of Social Work (MSW) programs at the advanced-standing level, shortening the length of time required to complete graduate study. The Dalton State BSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Career opportunities:

  • Therapist/Behavioral Health Counseling
  • School Social Work
  • Forensic/Corrections/Legal Social Work
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Child Welfare Social Work
  • Military and Veterans Social Work
  • Public Policy and Advocacy
  • Not-for-Profit and For-Profit Administration


Social Work Students Gain Real-World Experience Through Service

Resources for BSW Social Work


Outcomes for Dalton State Social Work Alumni

Estimated Salary of BSW Social Work Alumni


Source: EMSI 2021

Our Alumni Work in These Occupations

  • School Social Work
  • Healthcare Social Work
  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health counselors and therapists
  • Forensic Social Work
  • Public Policy and Government Social Workers
  • Not-for-Profit administrators

Our Alumni Work Here

  • Dalton Public Schools Whitfield County Schools
  • Murray County Schools
  • Gordon County Schools
  • Catoosa County Schools
  • Calhoun City Schools
  • Hamilton Medical Center
  • Erlanger Medical Center
  • Memorial CHI
  • Highland Rivers Behavioral Health
  • Gordon Medical Center
  • Chattanooga City Government
  • Conasauga and Lookout Mountain Circuit Accountability Courts
  • Georgia Department of Human Services/DFCS
  • White’s Pediatrics
  • Latin American Association