Online Bachelor of Arts in Community Advocacy & Social Policy

The Bachelor of Arts in Community Advocacy and Social Policy through the School of Social Work is designed to offer you the opportunity to explore issues of diversity, oppression, and privilege and to examine advocacy and intervention strategies to engage in social change.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 39

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

Details

As a student enrolled in the BA CASP online program, you will focus on advocacy strategies by exploring, analyzing, and comparing social service systems and policies in depth and from an empowerment perspective. You will learn to develop critical analyses of social policies and study how to create, implement, and evaluate advocacy strategies. Policy analysis and social change will be critical themes in developing an advocacy knowledge base, as they are equally important themes of prevention and social well-being.

Students will complete courses in two core sequence areas: the Diversity/Oppressed Populations Sequence focuses on oppressed or marginalized populations and systems of oppression/privilege, and the Social Problems and Interventions Sequence focuses on social problems that disproportionately affect members of an oppressed population and change strategies.

This degree will also prepare you to pursue graduate education. While the BA CASP program is fully accredited regionally under the North Central Regional Higher Education Association, it is not accredited through the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) because this degree is not a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree. Therefore, the BA-CASP degree would not fulfill a professional licensing requirement that requires a BSW degree from a CSWE-accredited BSW program.

Featured courses


SWU 171: Introduction to Social Work (SB & H)


SWU 181: Economics: A Social Issues Perspective


SWU 183: Introductory Ethics: A Social Issues Perspectives (HU)


SWU 182: Social Services Perspective of Government (SB)


SWU 321: Statistics for Social Workers (CS)


SWU 306: Ethics in Social Services (L)


SWU 350: Whole Person Health Across the Lifespan (SB)


SWU 488: Advocacy Strategies


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Arts in Community Advocacy and Social Policy have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Advocate


Growth: 16.4 %
Salary: $33,120

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)


Growth: 14.5 %
Salary: $53,940

Community Health Worker


Growth: 18.1 %
Salary: $38,370

Community Specialist


Growth: 13.2 %
Salary: $41,570

Counselor (General)


Growth: 14.3 %
Salary: $43,370

Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)


Growth: 23.4 %
Salary: $48,790

Social Services Director


Growth: 18 %
Salary: $64,100

Prestigious faculty

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Prestigious faculty

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Nationally recognized public service programs

The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is a comprehensive public service college dedicated to addressing social problems through teaching, research and service. Our public service programs, from public policy, to social work, to criminal justice, to emergency management, are designed to help prepare our diverse student body to make a difference in the community.

Top 10


Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Programs, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Top 15


Best Public Affairs Programs, according to U.S. News & World Report. 

4


schools.

20


research centers. 

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