Bachelor of Science in Social Work

Social work is a profession that seeks to make a difference at many levels. Drawing upon a strengths perspective, BSW generalist social workers support individuals, groups, communities and organizations through assessment, problem-solving and empowerment. As a social work student at MGA you will learn through community-based, hands-on learning; so that you might serve and advocate through direct and community practice within the region’s rural and urban centers, and beyond. As you work to complete your BSW you will truly learn through doing and caring.

Are you a good fit?

  • Desire to help others and the surrounding community
  • Able to take face-to-face and hybrid courses on the Macon campus
  • GPA of 2.5 or above for formal admission
  • Completion of program prerequisite courses (MATH 1401, PSYC 1101, PSYC 2103, SOCI 1101, SOCI 1160, SOCW 2215, and SOCW 2500) with a C or better, for formal admission
  • Ability to plan for a total of 400 field practicum hours taken in the senior year; 200 hours in each semester of the senior year
  • Able to take classes and complete practicum hours during business hours (see cohort schedules below)
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Cohort Schedules

How do I get started?

Please contact Dr. Rebekah Hazlett-Knudsen at  for information on how to get started in the major. You may also schedule an appointment by visiting or calling the Department of Teacher Education and Social Work at 478.757.2544 or toll-free at 800.272.7619.