Chatham University

Social Work Curriculum

The social work program offers a major in social work leading to a Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree that is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. A liberal arts foundation is an integral part of an undergraduate social work education and provides an essential context for understanding human behavior. The B.S.W. prepares students for entry-level generalist social work practice as well as graduate education in social work and related fields. Bachelor level social workers are employed in all areas of human services and health care. They are also eligible for advanced standing in graduate programs in social work.

Students who are interested in pursuing a social work major may declare a social work major at any time by completing the major declaration form available from the Registrar or on-line. Students must also apply for admission to the professional sequence of the social work program. This process is required to help ensure that students possess both the academic ability and personal maturity necessary for beginning social work practice. To apply for admission to the professional sequence, students must either: 1) be enrolled in or have completed Social Work 102; or 2) be at least a second-term sophomore. Specifics of the application process may be obtained from any member of the social work faculty.

Program Requirements