“Overall employment of social workers is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations."


If you are interested in working in a helping profession that allows you to use your time and talents to love and serve those who need it most, a Bachelor of Science in Social Work may be right for you! With application in therapy, education, and advocation, this versatile and in-demand major will help you get a great career and make an impact on the world. 

Trevecca offers great opportunities through its Social Work Program, which has recently been granted accreditation by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE). Not only is the program academically strong, but being located in Nashville provides many resources for training. Senior social work majors have a senior field practicum that requires a minimum of 400 hours working at a social service agency.

Tennessee, like many other states, has passed legislation requiring bachelor’s level social work licensure. State agencies (some private agencies are following the same guidelines) are required to hire only social workers for social work positions who have graduated from CSWE schools and have received their BSW licensure. 

What our students say

"The Social Work Department at Trevecca has been a wonderful influence in my life thus far. The professors are very helpful and encouraging. They care deeply about their students, and they work individually helping them develop their varying interests in the field. They strive to help their students discover their strengths, and ways to capitalize on them so that they are beneficial to their future career. Thanks to the professors in the social work program, I already feel excited and prepared to go out into the world, and shine a light for Christ in the wonderful helping profession of social work."

Sadie Dillon '16
Social Work major

"The staff in the Social Work program is always there to support you; the classes prepare you for a job after graduation and the practicum opportunities are wonderful. I have been told countless times by my practicum supervisors that Trevecca Social Work students are the most advanced and hardest workers that they have had placed at their facilities.

I know coming out of Trevecca that I will be prepared for what the future holds and I am so thankful for everything the Social Work program has done for me."

Kimberly Hobaugh '15
Social Work major