Bachelor of Social Work
Online Degree

Begin or accelerate
your Social Work career
100% online

Bachelor of Social Work
Online Degree

Begin or accelerate
your Social Work career
100% online

Turn your passion for helping others
into a long and rewarding career

100% online courses and a hands-on internship

Whether you’re just starting to look for a college, considering transferring schools, or already working in social services, online learning is a flexible and affordable way to take the next step toward a bachelor’s in social work. With a mostly asynchronous program, at Marian University of Wisconsin you will learn and study on your own time, feeling empowered to master new skills at a pace right for you.

Most core social work courses are taught in a traditional 15-week format. Some courses have a 7-week online course format to make the most of your time and effort. Both first time students and transfers are welcome to start in Fall, Spring, or Summer terms.

Why Choose Marian University?

  • Participate in paid or unpaid internships with some offering immediate employment upon graduation.
  • Transfer to Marian with an associate degree and begin at junior level standing. All transfer credits count toward your degree.
  • Rely on academic advisors who are also social work faculty.
  • Take courses that allow you to work around your life.
  • Grow your skills and career confidence through the mentor program.
  • Option to double major and still graduate within 4 years.


Receive individualized attention from professors to help you on your professional journey. Academic and professional advising is provided by our social work faculty, paralleling the experiences of your campus-based peers. And not only will you graduate equipped to embark on a life of empowering individuals, families, groups, and the community, but also your individualized online communication with your faculty and classmates will help build the professional network you need to help move your career along.


Your social work internship experiences will help you stand out with future employers. Start working with clients from your very first core class. During your final year, the 450-hour faculty-coordinated field internship experience gives you real world exposure to knowledge you have learned from previous coursework.


Countless families and individuals need the help and support that can only come from a caring and skilled social worker. Career opportunities exist for social workers in facilities from hospitals and nursing homes to foster programs and correctional facilities. Marian University of Wisconsin’s unique BSW program provides you with firsthand experience working with clients from your very first class!

Job Outlook

Social work employment is projected to grow 12 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. Additional openings for social workers are projected to grow every year. The online Bachelor of Social Work from Marian prepares you to stand out as you get started or move forward in your social work career.

Who Should Apply

  • High schools grads just starting their
    journey toward becoming a social worker

  • Anyone with an associate’s or paraprofessional degree

  • Certified nursing assistants

  • Social services aides

  • Teaching aides

“The social work program taught me to strive to my utmost potential when working with diverse populations. Everyday, I will forever value the experiences I obtained within my classes as well as my internship. The knowledge I gained is irreplaceable and has made me into the person I am today.”

Erica Wiese – 2020 Marian University Graduate

“Marian University’s Social Work Program granted me a multitude of opportunities that I will be forever grateful for. The more involved I became at Marian, the more confident I became in my ability to be a good social worker. Marian provided me the opportunity to grow through SSWA, internship opportunities, and volunteering. The professors truly cared about me and my future.”

Katelyn Schueffner – 2019 Marian University Graduate

Begin or accelerate
your Social Work career
100% online

The Marian University Benefit

  • Marian is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accreditation agency for institutions of higher education based in the North Central region of the United States.

  • Marian is a member of NC-SARA (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements).

  • All of the on-campus Bachelor of Science and online Master of Arts in Education programs are approved educator preparation programs by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The MAE programs provide graduates the authorizations of licensures and certification in Wisconsin.

  • Marian University holds programmatic accreditation for degrees in nursing, radiologic technology, and social work.

  • The social work degree program is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).

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