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Social Work, B.A.

Prepare for a fulfilling career in Social Work at Immaculata University

If you’re interested in learning about a wide range of human behavior and development, interaction, socialization, research and counseling, consider pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work.

At A Glance

Program: Bachelor of Arts
Audience: Undergraduate students
Format: Face-to-face classes
Next Start Date: August 26, 2024
Time to Completion Four years

"IU prepared me for grad school by informing me about many different schools and options that we had when applying. I had faculty who wrote letters of recommendations, we had staff lecture on cover letter writing and had professors who understood the difficulties of applying to grad school while trying to balance your current field position and the rest of your classes. My senior year at IU, I had my clinical experience at an alternative school. This experience ultimately led me to my passion of working with adolescents. My professor at IU that oversaw our clinical experiences always allowed room for discussion on our field internships, any problems we were having, as well as debriefing and asking questions on certain populations or people groups. Our professor had many different types of clinical experience herself, which enhanced our classroom learning!"

Cassandra McCullough
Crisis Interventionist at the Lenape Valley Foundation

Opportunities and Outcomes

Students learn to practice as professional social workers assisting individuals, families, groups and communities as we combine classroom learning with field education. This opportunity to gain real-world experience prepares students for entry-level positions such as caseworkers or mental health assistants.

This program teaches students about diverse populations, human behavior, social welfare policy, and ethics in social work. To gain experience in the field, students complete a supervised internship at places such as the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, CONCERN Treatment Unit for Boys, AIDS Support Services, Women’s Resource Center, Chester County Office of Aging, LCH Health and Community Services and early intervention classrooms.

Where Can I Work?

A social work degree prepares students for service positions in a wide variety of areas, such as schools, hospitals, social agencies and government.

Many students continue to pursue a graduate degree in social work, criminal justice, forensics, law and clinical social work for private practice. Additionally, many work as practitioners for county children and youth services, offices of aging, juvenile rehabilitation programs, non-profit agencies, hospitals, nursing homes, mental health clinics, schools or businesses. Many graduates have been hired by the organizations with which they interned.

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