Social workers are compassionate, creative problem-solvers who 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 >>>
At Bluffton, every social work major gains hands-on experience through field placement in addition to quality classroom instruction. Bluffton professors are not so much teaching undergraduate students as they are “training future colleagues.”
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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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.
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.
In addition to declaring a social work major, students must apply for admission to the social work program. This typically happens during the sophomore year.