Welcome to the Department of Social Work!

The Department of Social Work is nationally accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and offers the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and the Masters of Social Work (MSW) degrees. Social work is a challenging and enriching profession that is committed to the advancement of social and economic justice and human well-being.

Potential areas of employment include family and children’s services, mental health, juvenile court programs, school-based social work, aging programs, healthcare/hospice settings, case management services, rehabilitation services, legal services, corrections, group work, social planning and administration, social research, community development and organization, as well as other emerging opportunities in social work.  See where some of our graduates are employed in our Career Opportunities page.

The BSW degree offers coursework primarily in the classroom with some courses available online.  The MSW degree is a completely online program, excluding the field internship.  Opportunities for hands-on experience in community service learning settings are provided throughout the curriculum. A supervised field internship in a professional local, state or regional social services agency is required. 

To find out more about our program, download the brochure

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Social Work students contribute approximately 15,000 hours of service per semester to community social service agencies via their internships.  This is after they have already completed hundreds of hours via service learning in courses, volunteerism, and employment in area agencies.