Bachelors of Social Work

2015-2016 Bachelor of Science in Social Work Degree Plan

The School of Social Work at Southern Miss is the State of Mississippi’s oldest, largest and arguably finest social work program.  Our mission is to develop and transmit social work knowledge and skills consistent with the values of the profession, informed by the culture and history of Mississippi, and guided by best evidenced based research. 

As the states premiere social work program, we are inspired by a vision of social justice and advocacy for the health and well-being of all people in Mississippi, the Gulf South and our world.   

Information Regarding the Bachelors Degree in Social Work

The baccalaureate social work program at The University of Southern Mississippi prepares students for beginning generalist social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. Generalist practice is conceptualized as a holistic approach to practice based on a core of knowledge, values and skills in assessment, self evaluation and critical analysis that can be applied across five systems--individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.

Information regarding the Bachelors of Social Work may be found in the BSW Handbook.

More information on the Bachelors of Social Work, including required coursework, may be found on the School of Social Work's primary website: Social Work (this link will take you away from the Southern Miss Gulf Coast website).

Contact Miss Delories Williams, BSW Program Coordinator, at

For more information on the School of Social Work on the Gulf Park campus, contact Director Dr. Tim Rehner at