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School of Professional Studies

Social Work

Department Overview

The Department of Social Work at Western Connecticut State University provides a generalist baccalaureate social work education, which meets or exceeds the Council on Social Work Education Standards of Accreditation and is in keeping with the CSWE Curriculum Policy Statement. Click here for information on the history of the department. The Department prepares entry level social workers with the knowledge and skills to provide services which promote and strengthen the well being of individuals, families, groups, and communities, and which are consistent with the values and ethics of the profession. The Department operates in the context of a broad liberal arts education, in keeping with the mission of the University. It serves as an accessible, responsive, and creative intellectual resource to the WCSU and regional communities. Click here for information on the degree program.

Social work helps to bring about positive social change. Graduates of the program are able to practice in a wide variety of public and private agencies providing direct and indirect services to diverse populations.