UAF Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) is theory-minded and practice-oriented. 

The University of Alaska, Fairbanks’s Department of Social Work offers a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited degree to prepare students to work in communities throughout Alaska using real world learning model. The Social Work degree program has a foundations in the liberal arts, emphasizing behavioral sciences, and incorporates Native Alaskan learning philosophies.

Students can complete the program on campus in Fairbanks,  or through an online-hybrid model. In the fully online program, students complete all their coursework online and use audio conferencing to check in with professors and peers. In the hybrid program, students primarily study online and use audio conferencing tools but also meet in Fairbanks occasionally for intensive classroom learning. Regardless of the program delivery method chosen, all students complete 400-hours of supervised field education that will prepare them to work with diverse populations after graduation.