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Striving for social justice, fighting poverty, championing others on a journey toward healing and living a life in service to a greater cause are worthy goals. The fully accredited Social Work program at Saint Francis University can provide the foundation that you need to transform passion into a meaningful career.
Discover your path in Social Work.
The careers that our graduates follow are as varied as themselves. With an immersive 400-hour field experience during your senior year, you can discover the right path for you.
The Bachelor of Social Work degree at Saint Francis University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The program first received accreditation in 1974. Bachelor of Social Work graduates from accredited programs are now eligible for licensing in Pennsylvania, and those with a master of social work degree are licensable in all 50 states.
Plan of Study
SFU Social Work Handbook
Chair: Dr. Mark Lynch
Social Work Faculty
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The social work club is one of the most active clubs on campus! We host Take Back the Night, an empowerment week for victims of domestic violence, rape and child abuse every spring; a golf tournament to benefit a national organization; a Christmas program to raise funds for needy families and much more. We have been named"outstanding student organization" a number of times.
Gain new social work insight within a different environment while learning about new practices and understandings of other cultures. Many social work students choose to earn credits through a 3-week, field-specific summer program in Taiwan.
Our students are routinely invited to attend national conferences, and often are able to present the research that they worked on with faculty. Another opportunity is provided through our IM4Q Grant that supports research on individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Students have an opportunity to be monitors in the program and earn money money.
Phi Alpha is the honorary social work society at SFU. New members are inducted at the annual banquet.
Saint Francis students are active in
The Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers which serves as the leading voice of the profession in the Commonwealth to enhance the value and respect of social workers, to influence public policy, and to promote social justice.
The Bachelor of Social Work degree is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The program first received accreditation in 1974.
Based on a strong foundation of courses in the arts, social sciences, natural sciences, math, and the humanities, the social work curriculum is conceived as a broad orientation to the human and helping services. Below are some classes found in Social Work curriculum.
There are opportunities for employment in such areas as individual family and group treatment, community organization, child welfare, public welfare, hospital and home nursing social services, mental health and mental retardation programs, programs for the elderly, drug and alcohol programs, community action programs, primary and secondary schools, correctional facilities, early intervention, crisis intervention and many other areas.
Psychiatric Social Worker
Social and Community Service Manager
Hospice Social Worker
School Social Worker
Geriatric Social Worker
Healthcare Social Worker
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Worker
Medical Social Worker
Group Social Worker
Public Policy Social Worker
Environmental Health Workers and Administrators
Child and Family Social Worker
Community Health Workers and Administrators
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