Welcome to the Department of Social Work
“At this very moment, there are people only you can reach...and differences only you can make.” ~Mike Dooley (Author)
Concord University offers both a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. Out professional social work education includes content on social work values and ethics, diversity, social and economic justice, populations-at-risk, human behavior and the social environment, social welfare policy and services, social work practice, research, and field practicum.
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 in a variety of settings with individuals, families, groups, and communities.
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 access to 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.