Welcome to the Social Work Department!
There is perhaps no more selfless act than dedicating your life and career to improving the lives of those around you as a professional specializing in social work.
The Department of Social Work offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in social work, both of which provide a solid liberal arts foundation. The major consists of 36 credit hours of concentrated studies in social work and concludes with an in-depth training internship with a community agency. The program is quite diverse with its almost 500 students representing a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, ages, genders, religions, physical disabilities, and sexual orientations.
Faculty in the department bring to the classroom considerable experience in social work practice, teaching, and research.
Students connect classroom theory with practical application through a required field internship practicum. This one- or two-semester hands-on experience places students in community agencies where they are supervised by practicing social workers. Students learn to work with actual clients and fellow professionals, helping them make a smooth transition from college to professional employment.
As one of the largest and most active student organizations on campus, the Social Work Student Organization (SWSO) is run by students with full faculty support. Students participate in social and educational events and community projects while developing organizational skills.