Social Work

The social work program will prepare you for positions in a variety of social work or service careers. The program integrates theory and practice; instills an understanding of the relationship between social work and Christian faith; and encourages a commitment to social justice and a life of service. You will complete a set of foundational and advanced courses in human development, social policy, social work methods, practice and research followed by an internship in the field working under the supervision of a master’s-level social worker. Upon completion of the major, you will be prepared to seek professional employment or pursue advanced study.

Unique Features

  • A challenging and supportive academic environment
  • Cohorts groups meet face-to-face for class one night per week
  • Cohort of 7-20 adults progress through the program together
  • Experienced faculty and assignments that apply to everyday life
  • Students come from a variety of workplaces and cultural backgrounds

Our Graduates

With a degree in social work, you will be qualified to work in non-profit agencies serving community needs, as well as probation departments, county human service systems and hospitals. Social workers are in demand in community organization and development, as well as work with the elderly, children and families and the disabled. You may also work in schools, or as a substance abuse counselor, employment counselor or in a variety of special programs designed to help people and communities.

Admissions Requirements

  • 60 transferable baccalaureate- level units
  • Minimum 2.4 GPA
  • Four years post-secondary experience
  • Application form
  • $40 fee (fee is waived for those attending an information meeting)
  • Official high school transcripts or diploma
  • Official college transcripts
  • Recommendation form
  • Writing sample
  • Official high school transcripts or diploma


    • Introduction to Sociology
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Human Biology
    • Economics
    • Political Science

*These co-requisite courses are required for graduation and it is strongly recommended that students complete these courses prior to beginning the cohort.

Program Details

The following program options are available:


View a list of our courses and descriptions.

Further Information

How much does it cost?

Tuition is competitively priced and financial aid is available. View details on tuition and fees.

How do I apply?

The application process is straightforward. View details on how to apply.

For additional information or for program availability, contact the following Degree Completion Offices:

Fresno Main CampusNorth Fresno CenterVisalia CenterBakersfield Center

To view all of the majors offered in the degree completion program, please visit our degree completion program page.

Program Director