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Bachelors of Social Work

The University of Hawaiʻi confers a bachelor of social work (BSW) degree on undergraduate students who have majored in social work and completed all the academic requirements of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. This program involves a two-year course of study beginning in the junior year. It combines both academic course work and field practicum.

BSW Goals and Objectives

BSW Program Information

BSW Admission Information

BSW Forms

BSW Courses

BSW Program Assessment & Evaluation


Pre-BSW Peer Advisors

If you would like to make an appointment or have any questions, please contact us at: bswadvis@hawaii.edu or (808)956-7182.

Peer Advisor Hours

Monday: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Wednesday:  Not available

Thursday: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Friday: 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Our Mānoa Peer Advisors are students so their schedule may change. Please check our website for the latest schedule. For more information about the Mānoa Peer Advisor Program please go to: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/mac/mpa/


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Hi everyone! My name is Jennifer but you can call me Jenny. I am currently a senior double majoring in Social Work and ICS (Information & Computer Science), as well as a minor in Psychology. I plan on working in the field for a little bit before pursuing a Masters in either ICS or Social Work. As a Manoa Peer Advisor, I want to help your transition into the major to be as smooth as possible. As I finished the core classes for Social Work, I can also give insight on what the courses may entail!

As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns and I’ll do my best to help you out. I hope to meet you all soon. I’m so excited to be part of this journey with you.

Hello! My name is Sheila and I’m a sophomore majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with the focus on Sustainability Studies; I plan to minor in business, and I also plan to double major with either Political Science or Filipino language. As a Mānoa Peer Advisor (MPA), I hope to help students with their concerns and when advising them. I want to make them feel that they are in a safe environment. I hope they will not hesitate to ask me any questions.

As a first generation college student, I understand that college can be a little overwhelming and it can definitely be a little confusing, and I want to make students feel that there are people at the University who are willing to help, including me.

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