The Bachelor of Science in Social Work Program (BSSW) at The Ohio State University at Marion prepares students to assume beginning professional roles as direct service practitioners in social welfare organizations, and lays the foundation for further social work education at the graduate level. The major is built upon a sequence of courses that provides a strong liberal arts perspective and features social work courses designed to enable the development of a common base of skills in the areas of social policy and program analysis, human behavior in the social environment, diversity, social work practice, and social work research.
Students can complete their BSSW entirely at the The Ohio State University at Marion campus. Coursework in the degree program is delivered as a blend of distance-learning technologies with traditional classroom instruction. Courses at Marion are taught by both faculty within the College of Social Work and regional campus faculty.