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Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

Idaho Board of Psychologist Examiners Contact: (208) 334-3233

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

The Baccalaureate degree program in social work (BSW) has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) since 1974. A major in social work prepares students for beginning generalist, strength-based social work practice, graduate level social work education, and social work licensure. Social work is a profession that is indispensable in contemporary society. Social Workers help people cope with the stresses and challenges of everyday life. A program is also available in Twin Falls.

Students are prepared to work with individuals, families, households, groups, organizations, and communities to address issues of coping and emotional support and also deal with broader challenges such as violence and social inequality that effect all people.

Students earning a bachelors degree in social work practice in a variety of social welfare settings and with a variety of populations. The school does not approve academic credit for prior work or life experience.

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work Disclosures by State

Alabama

Alabama Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Alabama and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Alabama’s State Board of Social Work Examiners website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners Contact: (334) 242-5860

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Alaska

Alaska Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Alaska and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Alaska’s Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners Contact: (907) 465-2550

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Arizona

Arizona Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Arizona and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Arizona’s Board of Behavioral Health Examiners website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners Contact: (602) 542-1882

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Arkansas

Arkansas Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Arkansas and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Arkansas’ Social Work Licensing Board website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board Contact: (501) 372-5071

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

California

California Licensure Information

Currently, California does not offer licensure at the Bachelor degree level. Boise State’s Bachelors of Arts in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Please review California’s Board of Behavioral Sciences website for information about obtaining licensure.

California Board of Behavioral Sciences Contact: (916) 574-7830

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Colorado

Colorado Licensure Information

Currently, Colorado does not offer licensure at the Bachelor degree level. Boise State’s Bachelors of Arts in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Please review Colorado’s Department of Regulatory Agencies website for information about obtaining licensure.

Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners Contact: (303) 894-7800

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Connecticut

Connecticut Licensure Information

Currently, Connecticut does not offer licensure at the Bachelor degree level. Boise State’s Bachelors of Arts in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Please review Connecticut’s Department of Public Health website for information about obtaining licensure.

Connecticut Department of Public Health, Social Work Licensing and Investigations Contact: (860) 509-7603

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Delaware

Delaware Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Delaware and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Delaware’s Division of Professional Regulation website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Delaware Board of Social Work Examiners Contact: (302) 744-4500

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

District of Columbia

District of Columbia Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the District of Columbia and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review the District of Columbia’s DC Health website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

DC Department of Health – Health Professional Licensing Administration (HPLA) Contact: (877) 672-2174

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Florida

Florida Licensure Information

Currently, Florida does not offer licensure at the Bachelor degree level. Boise State’s Bachelors of Arts in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Please review  Florida’s Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling website for information about obtaining licensure.

Florida Department of Health Board of Mental Health Professions Contact: (850) 245-4292

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Georgia

Georgia Licensure Information

Currently,  Georgia does not offer licensure at the Bachelor degree level. Boise State’s Bachelors of Arts in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Please review Georgia’s Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists website for information about obtaining licensure.

Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage Contact: (478) 207-2440

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Hawaii

Hawaii Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Hawaii and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Hawaii’s Professional and Vocational Licensing Division website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Contact: (808) 586-2655

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Idaho

Idaho Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Idaho and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Idaho’s Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Idaho Board of Psychologist Examiners Contact: (208) 334-3233

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Illilnois

Illinois Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Illinois and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Illinois’ Social Work website for additional details about obtaining licensure. Please note Illinois currently requires Bachelor’s graduates to have three years of supervised professional experience.

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Contact: (888) 473-4858

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Indiana

Indiana Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Indiana and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Indiana’s Professional Licensing Agency website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board Contact: (317) 234-2054

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Iowa

Iowa Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Iowa and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Iowa’s Board of Social Work website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Iowa Department of Public Health Contact: (515) 281-0254

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Kansas

Kansas Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Kansas and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Kansas’ Behavioral Sciences Regulator Board website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board Contact: (785) 296-3240

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Kentucky

Kentucky Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Kentucky and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Kentucky’s Board of Social Work website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Kentucky Board of Social Work Contact: (502) 564-2350

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Louisiana

Louisiana Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Louisiana and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Louisiana’s State Board of Social Work Examiners website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners Contact: (225) 756-3470

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Maine

Maine Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Maine and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Maine’s Professional and Financial Regulation website for additional details about obtaining licensure. Please note that the state of Maine requires 12 hours of coursework in family or intimate partner violence. An applicant for initial licensure that cannot demonstrate completion of the required 12 hours of course work at the time the application is submitted shall submit documentation that the requirement has been met upon the applicant’s first application for renewal.

State Board of Social Worker Licensure Contact: (207) 624-8623

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Maryland

Maryland Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Maryland and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Maryland’s Department of Health website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists Contact: (410) 764-4787 ​

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Massachusetts and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Massachusetts’ Board of Registration of Social Workers website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers Contact: (617) 701-8681

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Michigan

Michigan Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Michigan and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Michigan’s Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Contact: (517) 335-0918

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Minnesota

Minnesota Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Minnesota and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Minnesota’s Board of Social Work website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Minnesota Board of Social Work Contact: (612) 617-2100; (888) 234-1320

Mississippi

Mississippi Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Mississippi and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Mississippi’s State Board of Examiners for Social Works and Marriage & Family Therapists website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists Contact: (601) 987-6806

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Missouri

Missouri Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Missouri and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Missouri’s Division of Professional Registration website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Missouri Division of Professional Registration Contact: (573) 751-0885

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Montana

Montana Licensure Information

Currently, Montana does not offer licensure at the Bachelor degree level. Boise State’s Bachelors of Arts in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Please review Montana’s Board of Behavioral website for information about obtaining licensure.

Board of Behavioral Health Contact: (406) 444-6880

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Nebraska

Nebraska Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Nebraska and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Contact: (402) 471-2117

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Nevada

Nevada Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Nevada and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Nevada’s Board of Examiners for Social Workers website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers Contact: (775) 688-2555

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Licensure Information

Currently, New Hampshire does not offer licensure at the Bachelor degree level. Boise State’s Bachelors of Arts in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Please review New Hampshire’s Board of Mental Health Practice website for information about obtaining licensure.

Board of Mental Health Practice Contact: (603) 271-2152

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

New Jersey

New Jersey Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of New Jersey and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review New Jersey’s Division of Consumer Affairs website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

State Board of Social Work Examiners Contact: (973) 504-6495

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

New Mexico

New Mexico Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of New Mexico and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review New Mexico’s Regulations and Licensing Department website for additional details about obtaining licensure. Please note that applicants must take a  Board approved class on New Mexico Cultures if they obtain their Social Work degree outside of New Mexico. A “Cultural Course Information” website link is located at the top of the website with more information on board approved cultural courses.

New Mexico Board of Social Work Examiners Contact: (505) 476-4622

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

New York

New York Licensure Information

Currently, New York does not offer licensure at the Bachelor degree level. Boise State’s Bachelors of Arts in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Please review New York’s Office of the Professions website for information about obtaining licensure.

New York Professional Education Program Review Contact: 518) 474-3817, ext. 450

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

North Carolina

North Carolina Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of North Carolina and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review North Carolina’s Social Work and Certification Licensure Board website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

NC Social Work Certification & Licensure Board Contact: (336) 625-1679

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

North Dakota

North Dakota Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of North Dakota and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review North Dakota’s Board of Social Work Examiners website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners Contact: (701) 222-0255

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Ohio

Ohio Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Ohio and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Ohio’s Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Contact: (614) 466-0912

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Oklahoma and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Oklahoma’s Board of Licensed Social Workers website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Work Contact: (405) 521-3712

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Oregon

Oregon Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Oregon and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Oregon’s Board of Licensed Social Workers website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Oregon State Board of Licensed Social Workers Contact: (503) 378-5735

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets provisional professional licensure standards for the state of Pennsylvania if a student is enrolled in a Master of Social Work program. The Bachelor of Arts in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Please carefully review Pennsylvania’s Professional Licensing website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs Contact: (833) 367-2762

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Currently, Rhode Island does not offer licensure at the Bachelor degree level. Boise State’s Bachelors of Arts in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Please review Rhode Island’s Department of Health website for information about obtaining licensure.

RI Department of Health, Board of Social Work Examiners Contact: (401) 222-5960

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

South Carolina

South Carolina Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of South Carolina and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review South Carolina’s Labor Licensing Regulation website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners Contact: (803) 896-4664

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

South Dakota

South Dakota Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of South Dakota and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review South Dakota’s Board of Social Work Examiners website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners Contact: (605) 642-1600

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Tennessee

Tennessee Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Tennessee and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Tennessee’s Department of Health website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Board of Social Workers Contact: (615) 741-5735

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Texas

Texas Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Texas and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Texas’ State Board of Social Work Examiners website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Texas Department of State Health Services- Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners Contact: (512) 719-3521

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Utah

Utah Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Utah and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Utah’s Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Utah Department of Commerce,Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Contact: (801) 530-6628

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Vermont

Vermont Licensure Information

Currently, Vermont does not offer licensure at the Bachelor degree level. Boise State’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Please review Vermont’s Professional Regulation website for information about obtaining licensure.

Office of Professional Regulation – VT Secretary of State’s Office Contact: (802) 828-2390

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Virginia

Virginia Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Virginia and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Virginia’s Board of Social Work website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Virginia Department of Health Professions Board of Social Work Contact: (804) 367-4441

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Washington

Washington Licensure Information

Currently, Washington does not offer licensure at the Bachelor degree level. Boise State’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Please review Washington’s State Department of Health website for information about obtaining licensure.

Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers Advisory Committee Contact: (360) 236-4700

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

West Virginia

West Virginia Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of West Virginia and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review West Virginia’s Board of Social Work website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

WV Board of Social Work Contact: (304) 400-4980

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Wisconsin and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Wisconsin’s Department o Safety and Professional Services website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Contact: (608) 266-2112

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Wyoming

Wyoming Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the state of Wyoming and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Wyoming’s Mental Health Professionals Licensing Board website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board Contact: (307) 777-3628

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the territory of Puerto Rico and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Puerto Rico’s Department of State website for additional details about obtaining licensure. Note, to obtain licensure in Puerto Rico an applicant must be a legal resident of Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico Board of Examiners of Professional Social Workers Contact: (787) 722-2122

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands Licensure Inforamtion

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the territory of the Virgin Islands and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Virgin Island’s Department of Licensure and Consumer Affairs website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs Contact: (340) 714-3522 or (340) 774-3130

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

American Samoa

American Samoa Licensure Information

It is currently undetermined if Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets the professional licensure standards for the territory of American Samoa. The Bachelor of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Please review American Samoa’s Department of Human and Social Services website for details about clinical and social services in the territory.

American Samoa Department of Social Services Contact: +1 684-633-1571

Information last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Guam

Guam Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the territory of Guam and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review Guam’s Licensure Flowchart for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Guam Board of Social Work Contact: (671) 735-7404

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands Licensure Information

It is currently undetermined if Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets the professional licensure standards for the territory of the Marshall Islands. The Bachelor of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Federated States of Micronesia

Federated States of Micronesia Licensure Information

It is currently undetermined if Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets the professional licensure standards for the territory of the Federated States of Micronesia. The Bachelor of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Please review the Public Health, Safety and Welfare website for Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) for details about obtaining licensure.

Federated States of Micronesia Contact: : (691) 320-2609

Information last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Northern Mariana Islands

Northern Mariana Islands Licensure Information

Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets professional licensure standards for the territory of the Northern Mariana Islands and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  Please review the Northern Mariana Island’s Board of Professional Licensing website for additional details about obtaining licensure.

Northern Mariana Islands Contact: (670) 237-3027

Information was last reviewed 8/26/2021.

Palau

Palau Licensure Information

It is currently undetermined if Boise State University’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work meets the professional licensure standards for the territory of Palau. The Bachelor of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Please review the Republic of Palau (PW) Ministry of Health website for details about obtaining licensure.

Palau Licensing Contact: 305-593-6725 Ext. 3006

Information last reviewed 8/26/2021.