The field of social work offers a broad and vibrant range of opportunities and professional settings for people who, more than anything, want to create positive change for others. The social work program at Presentation empowers students to connect knowledge, emotions, and actions in a way that addresses social problems and works to change the conditions that create suffering.
The social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, is one of the university’s oldest programs, and is where Presentation’s commitment to service learning was started. Students benefit from a community-based learning philosophy, connecting theory with action as undergraduates in ways typically reserved for graduate students. As a student in the program, you’ll be able to tailor the curriculum in ways that fit your specific interests and gain preparation for a career in any number of professional settings.
Your study of social work at Presentation will offer a range of distinctive learning opportunities and chances to apply knowledge in meaningful ways. We partner with the Boys and Girls Club, offering students the opportunity to serve as personal mentors to children involved with the club. Our social work alumni work closely with students in the program, are involved with learning projects, and have offered their input on designing the curriculum. And social work students complete an intensive, two-semester practicum that includes 500 hours working in an agency setting.
The social work program offers outstanding preparation for careers in such settings as hospitals, nursing homes, homeless shelters, and other agency settings. The nature of work can include everything from substance abuse, to mental health, to public health, to geriatrics, working with individuals, families, groups, and communities. Graduates of our social work program can earn eligibility to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and most move on to graduate school.
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