All curriculum and program requirements for the Online BSSW Program are identical to those required for the on-campus BSSW Program. All required social work courses will be delivered exclusively online using the UT approved online learning management system. Like the on-campus BSSW Program, students will work with their field coordinator to secure their required field/internship placements that occur in a real-world practice setting under the supervision of a professional social worker.
The Online BSSW Program is specifically designed for transfer students. Only transfer students who have earned 60 credit hours and an Associate of Art (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree from a regionally accredited community college are eligible to apply and participate in the Online BSSW Program. Transfer students who completed the Tennessee Transfer Pathway in Social Work are highly encouraged to apply.
Current students who earn an A.A. or A.S. and 60 credit hours through the Tennessee Reverse Transfer process are eligible to apply as well. Additionally, the Social Work Honor’s Program is not an available option for students enrolled in the Online BSSW Program. Once enrolled in either the Online BSSW Program or on-campus BSSW Program, students will be permitted to switch to the other program only in extenuating circumstances and final decisions reside with the BSSW Program Director.
Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students.