Department of Social Work
Do you want to develop a greater sensitivity to and appreciation of the diversity of being human? Would you like to provide professional social services or intellectual expertise to help others live a more satisfying life? With an undergraduate degree in Social Work from SMC, completion of an MSW through advanced standing, and one year of professional social work experience in a medical or psychiatric setting, you would qualify for over 178 Social Work jobs currently listed on the Veteran's Administration website! Also, an interesting and informative article from the New York Times looking at the future of jobs for women in America can be found here.
The Social Work Program at Saint Mary's College is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
With a firm grounding in social work values and ethics, students will work for social and economic justice with oppressed populations in society, in the workplace, and in civic, home and spiritual communities.
Social Work specifically prepares students to provide professional social services across a spectrum of social systems. By employing a generalist orientation, students apply problem-solving techniques to help people with all types of problems.
Benefits of an Accredited Baccalaureate Degree in Social Work
- Employment in generalist social work practice as a full professional
- Opportunity for advanced placement in a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program: up to one year of advanced standing in graduate school
- Access to licensure in the state in which you wish to practice
- A professional curriculum based on national standards
Make a Difference
Social workers make a difference by working with
- Older adults
- People who are ill
- People living in poverty
- Children and adolescentsPeople who suffer from discrimination
Become an Effective Leader for Social Justice and Cultural Change
- Create social and economic justice
- Advocate for change
- Empower yourself and others
- Encounter local and global cultures
- Become a leader in your world