Our department serves a double duty. Not only do we teach you how to improve and help the lives of others, but throughout your time here, you’ll learn much more about yourself. As you work as an advocate and sometimes the voice for the voiceless, you may tap an inner strength you never knew you had.

Our curriculum is designed to help you work in a variety of social work backgrounds with a diverse group of people. Continuously accredited since 1974, we are the oldest accredited undergraduate program in the state. With over 250 social work majors, we are also one of the largest BSW programs in Indiana.

Social Work students talk with a professor

Social Work Major - On Campus


If you want a career focused on helping people across the lifespan—and you love solving problems, connecting with diverse people, and making the world a better place—then a career in social work is right for you. Learn more.

Professor Adrienne Newman meets with students

Social Work Major - Online

Bachelor of Social Work

The online Bachelor of Social Work prepares you to empower individuals and communities through evidence-based practices. This nationally accredited program, designed for working adults, offers a flexible online format while equipping you with the skills for impactful social work careers. Learn More

Social Work graduate students in the Health Professions Building

Master of Social Work

Offering classes at two locations: The main campus in Muncie and the Indy Center in downtown Indianapolis. Prepare for a leadership role at a nonprofit or community organization with our master of social work. Coursework and training focus on rural practice, health, addictions, and gerontology. You’ll be eligible to become a licensed clinical worker (LCSW) or a licensed addiction counselor (LAC). Learn more.

SPAA students study in the new Health Professions Building

Minor in Social Work

If you would like to major in another area but still desire some experience in the social work field, we encourage you to choose a minor in social work. Our minor will give you a basic understanding of the profession, help you work more effectively with social work professionals in your future career, and help you understand how to work with at-risk populations. Learn more.

A student holds a ball while teaching a class.

Minor in Gerontology

The minor in the Gerontology studies various theories of aging. The program includes a hands-on internship experience within an agency, institution, or program providing gerontological services. Learn more.