BSW Personal Statement

Personal Statement for the Baccalaureate of Social Work Program

In order for the Admissions Committee to obtain a clearer picture of who you are, why you have chosen to enter the social work profession, your readiness for undergraduate education, and what motivates you to apply to the Binghamton University Baccalaureate of Social Work Program, we ask you to write a personal statement and submit it with your application.

This statement, which is an important part of your overall application, should not include a detailed description of your entire life; it should briefly cover important experiences, interests, and abilities as they relate to your seeking professional training in the Baccalaureate of Social Work program.

  • The statement should be divided into two subject areas: personal evaluation and career objectives.
  • The statement should be between 2-3 double-spaced, typed pages.

Personal evaluation

Describe why you think you would make a good social work student as well as an effective social worker.

Career objectives
Describe why you want to be a social worker and what you would like to do in the future.