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, living in poverty and who are oppressed.

The field of social work helps people in a variety of ways. There are many opportunities to make a difference providing case management, counseling, advocacy/community engagement, or program development within child welfare, court systems/domestic abuse, drug & alcohol/mental health, housing services, human trafficking coalitions, nursing/rehab facilities, refugee resettlement, school systems, and shelters.

Admission to the Social Work program: After completing the introductory social work courses, students complete an admissions process as required by our accrediting body, CSWE. Once admitted into the social work program, students begin internships throughout the Philadelphia area in whatever field interests them most.

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“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