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Heather Vitek – BSW Program Director


Sarah Villarreal - Administrative Assistant II

Phone: 956-665-2972

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Welcome to Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work

We appreciate and welcome your interest in the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program with the School of Social Work at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). The Bachelor of Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (LCSW). As a graduate of our program, you will qualify to take the Texas Bachelor of Social Work licensing examination (BSW).

The BSW is a professional degree built on a liberal arts foundation with supporting course content in the social and behavioral sciences. Departmental courses provide basic knowledge of social welfare systems, the social work profession, theories relating to social work practice, skills, values, and knowledge necessary for generalist social work practice, and the evaluation of social work practice, as well as preparation of student to pursue graduate studies in social work and related professions. The School graduates approximately sixty BSW students yearly. View degree plan.

BSW Admission Application

You must complete an application process that includes the following:

  • Application for Admission into BSW Degree Program - BSW Application.
  • Personal Statement – Personal Statement.
  • One Letter of Recommendation – Letter of Recommendation.
  • Transcript: For UTRGV students a transcript will not be required. Transfer Students: A copy of unofficial transcripts for each college you attended. Ensure that all your official transcripts have been submitted for each college you attended to the Registrar's Office.