Social work

Social Work club

SWK 280 class with the goods they collected for a Children's Services family they adopted for Christmas.

Social workers are employed in human service settings: family and child welfare, juvenile services, mental health, corrections, hospitals, nursing homes and in programs for the elderly, developmentally disabled and substance addictions. Occupational outlook >>>

Most agencies prefer or require their social service workers to be licensed. As an accredited social work program, our graduates are eligible to apply for the state license. Our accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education assures you that the program meets (or exceeds) all necessary standards to provide a quality educational experience.

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Nationally accredited

Our accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education assures you that the program meets (or exceeds) all necessary standards to provide a quality educational experience.

Required internships

All social work majors are required to complete an internship in their senior year. Area agencies recognize that we prepare competent social workers and many graduates have jobs lined up by the time they graduate.

Continuing education

Special evening social work courses are offered at Bluffton to address the needs of professionals with a two year degree and those with a bachelor's degree who desire a new career path.