Social Work

Welcome to the Department of Social Work

The Department of Social Work at Western Connecticut State University, in keeping with the Mission of the University, seeks to educate a diversified student body and serves as an accessible, responsive, and creative intellectual resource.

The Department of Social Work provides a quality of education that prepares informed, culturally sensitive, skilled generalist social workers, who will provide services that promote and strengthen the well-being of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities, and that are consistent with the values and ethics of the profession.

The program operates dynamically in the context of the broad liberal arts education and the particular social service needs of the region.  Our program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and provides a personalized, hands-on approach to baccalaureate social work education.

Meet the department!


The social work faculty at WCSU offers a wealth of social work experience that spans the breadth of social work practice.  In our classrooms you will benefit from our years of experience in the field as social work practitioners.  Our fields of interest include child trauma, military veterans, immigration, child welfare, program administration, social welfare, and social, racial, and economic injustice. The social work program at WCSU provides hands on learning through two internships. Our students graduate with the knowledge and experience which prepares students for the professional world.