Department of Social Work

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Welcome to the Department of Social Work


“Be Inspiring. Be Rewarded. Be A Social Worker.” ~NASW


Concord University Marsh Hall Clock TowerThe Social Work program at Concord University is dedicated to preparing students for professional generalist social work practice with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations. Upon completion of the CSWE accredited program, students are qualified to become licensed practitioners and join the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Concord offers both a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.

The BSW program is designed to utilize the strengths of the liberal arts perspective with emphasis on an interdisciplinary curriculum. The primary mission of the BSW is to prepare graduates for baccalaureate level, generalist, professional social work practice enabling them to work effectively with a variety of issues and people.

The MSW program emphasizes a systems approach with a strengths based perspective and a rural social work concentration. MSW students learn to conduct advanced social work practice, utilize reflective and developmental techniques, apply critical thinking skills, while addressing issues of human rights, discrimination, and inequality as they prepare for advanced social work practice positions.

The Social Work Department provides our students with a quality education, an opportunity for scholarships, interesting volunteer experiences, community research, and supervised field placements. It has never been a better time to become a social worker! Explore our website and find out why a degree in Social Work not only helps you give back to the community, but is a great investment in your future. 

The Concord University BSW Program has been accredited for 40 years by the Council on Social Work Education. The MSW program entered into Candidacy in June 2013 and full accreditation is expected Spring 2015.

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