Welcome to the School of Social Work at California State University, San Bernardino. We have served the region’s social work education needs with a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program since 1989 and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (B.A.S.W.) program since 2003. Both degrees are nationally accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
We are a vibrant community of students, faculty, staff and agency-based social workers who care deeply about improving the lives of all people, especially those facing the steepest obstacles.
Our students have gone on to head major non-profit social service agencies, assist older adults to remain safely in their homes, provide culturally sensitive mental health services, and help pass legislation to better prepare youth in foster care to live independently. These are just a few of the vital roles that our graduates fill in the community.
Our faculty have expertise in areas such as gerontology, gangs, health disparities, HIV/AIDS, disabilities, and child welfare. In addition to curriculum development and teaching, they contribute to the social work profession through publishing their research, providing consultation and training, and sharing their expertise at local, regional and national conferences and events.
We partner with over a hundred local social service agencies. Our students contribute thousands of hours of work while the agencies provide supervision for the students. Incredibly, to equal the number of hours worked in the community by our M.S.W. students and B.A.S.W. students each year (86,520 hours), an individual would have to work for over 40 years. A very conservative estimate of the annual value of this work approaches three quarters of a million dollars.
If social work education at CSUSB sounds like it might be right for you, learn more about the curriculum and admissions process for our M.S.W. and B.A.S.W. programs by clicking on the Majors and Programs link. If you have additional questions, select the Contact Us link and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Laurie A. Smith, Director
CSUSB School of Social Work