School of Social Work

Welcome to the School of Social Work's website. Whether you are considering an undergraduate or graduate degree in social work or are simply interested in taking one of our electives, we hope you will spend some time exploring the programs we offer and becoming acquainted with the opportunities available. 

Our motto is: Courage. Compassion. Competence


1. What degrees do you offer?

  • We offer a Bachelor of Arts (BA), a Bachelor of Art in Social Work (BASW), and a Master of Social Work (MSW). 
  • Our curriculum is designed to prepare students for competent and effective professional practice in social work. The program provides a rigorous intellectual base, an opportunity for effective skill development, and an educational perspective that views human diversity as desirable and enriching to society. 

2. Why consider a degree in social work?

  • Social workers help people solve personal and family problems, provide services to meet social needs, and restore social and emotional functioning.
  • Employment is projected to increase by 25% from 2010-2020, according to the US Department of Labor.
  • The Social Work program provides the foundation of coursework and field experience necessary to sit for the licensure exam that is required for the profession.

3. Is it an accredited program?

  • Yes, the School of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The accreditation cycle is through 2022-23.

4. Who are the Faculty?

  • All the faculty members are the leaders in the field of social work. They are involved in a broad array of health and human service activities such as participation on boards and committees, providing consultation, and research.

5. What kinds of jobs do graduates get?

  • Graduates work in various settings from child welfare to health care. Employers actively recruit our graduates because of their solid academic preparation and professional practice strengths.

Social Work faculty and staff

Social Work Staff & Faculty

Statement on Diversity

The College of Health Professions (CHP) is committed to improving the human condition.  To do so, the College values diversity in all forms, including national origin, race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identify, disability, or veteran status; and seeks to recruit, retain, and graduate a diverse student population.

The CHP focus on diversity demands an environment where respect for others supports meaningful dialogue across broad, interprofessional issues rooted in academic inquiry, research, and discovery.  Our graduates are prepared to address the needs of an evolving health care system and value inclusion and the opportunity to serve health needs and promote wellness opportunities to an increasingly diverse community.

What students need to know

What Students Need to Know, courtesy of the Office of Academic Affairs