Why Choose the Social Work Department at Eastern?

The Social Work Department at Eastern University has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1974, and has consistently produced successful students within the field of social work. The Social Work Department equips students to become compassionate and educated generalist social work practitioners. The Social Work Department has caring and experienced faculty that prepare students for service in the social work field.

The Social Work Department encourages students to ask difficult questions about societal injustice on a micro, mezzo, and macro level. Through small classes and a rigorous curriculum, students are given the opportunity to  think deeply and critically about the problems, strengths, and challenges facing individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. With an education from the Social Work department, students will gain knowledge, values, and skills necessary for beginning, strengths-based social work practice and a commitment to diversity, equity, and belonging

We are a welcoming, inclusive community. Faculty and students strive to fulfill the command from Micah 6:8: “What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” With this as a guide, the Social Work Department seeks to be compassionate agents of God’s mercy and justice, especially to those living in poverty and are oppressed.

“I love the community between my peers and professors within the social work department. No matter what, I know that there are people cheering me on and supporting me as I navigate everything from school work to my personal life.”

-Jas Tabor '22

Mission Statement

The mission of the undergraduate Social Work Program of Eastern University is to educate students to be competent generalist social work practitioners who are knowledgeable, skilled, and compassionate representatives of God's mercy and justice in meeting common human needs with particular attention to vulnerable and oppressed populations and communities.