BSW in Social Work

Why Major in Social Work?

The BSW in Social Work at Eastern University educates students to be knowledgeable and skilled general social work practitioners, compassionate agents of God’s mercy and justice in meeting common human needs, with particular attention to people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty.

The field of social work helps people in a variety of ways. Whether it’s child abuse, aging, homelessness, family violence, catastrophic illness, school failure, developmental disabilities, or substance abuse, there are many opportunities to make a difference.

Admission to the Social Work major: After the general social work courses, students must go through a rigorous admissions process into the Social Work major. Once admitted, students begin internships throughout the Philadelphia area in whatever field interests them most.

“As a part of Eastern University's Social Work Program, I have gained a deeper understanding of helping relationships and how to serve clients from a Christian perspective.  This major has helped me to develop the skills necessary to transition into a professional career. ”

 Devin, BSW