Social Work

Get the education you need for a fulfilling career in social work with the Associate in Social Work program at Bunker Hill Community College. Developed in collaboration with industry leaders and professional organizations, this program provides students with the skills and experience necessary to excel in the field of social work.

Over the course of two years, students will engage in comprehensive coursework designed to equip them with a strong foundation in social work principles, theory, and practice. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning experiences and internships with leading social work agencies and organizations.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn an Associate in Social Work degree, preparing them for entry-level positions in a variety of social work settings. Graduates of the program will be well-positioned to pursue further education or enter the workforce as competent and compassionate social work professionals.

Students enrolled in the program will have the invaluable opportunity to participate in a paid internship. This internship experience will provide students with firsthand exposure to the inner workings of leading organizations in the field of social work, allowing them to apply their classroom knowledge in a real-world setting.

Additionally, as part of our commitment to supporting student success, participants in the program will receive the added benefit of two complimentary courses. These courses, offered at no additional cost, provide students with the opportunity to explore specialized topics or further enhance their skills in areas relevant to their career goals.

Furthermore, students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance may be eligible for internship opportunities and job placement assistance with partner organizations in the social work field. This program provides a pathway for students to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals, families, and communities. Apply now to start your journey towards a rewarding career in social work.

Careers and Salaries

Currently, the starting salary range for social work professionals in Massachusetts is approximately $30 per hour, with additional compensation available for overtime work, making it a lucrative and rewarding career choice.

Academic Progress

To remain enrolled in the Social Work program, students must maintain a grade of C or better in all courses and uphold good academic standing.

Tuition Assistance

Students enrolled in the program are eligible for tuition assistance from BHCC.  The foundation course and internship courses will be free along with books for the courses.

Want to learn more?

Attend an information session hosted by the Social Work program at where you can explore the program, learn about the application process, and receive guidance from career advisors. Information sessions typically last about an hour and will be announced in advance.

Information Sessions dates

View the A.A. Social Work Program of Study 

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  • Learn more and get your questions answered at a virtual information session.
  • During the BHCC application process, you must provide your final high school transcript with graduation date and official transcripts from any previous colleges and universities attended.