Social workers can be found everywhere: in settings like schools, hospitals, community centers, jails, people’s homes, government offices, and mental health clinics. Wherever they are, social workers help people, initiate and create change, and work for social justice.
The Social Work major is offered by Western New England University.
Why choose social work?
As a Social Work major, you will be well prepared to enter the challenging and rewarding profession of social work. You will learn the theoretical knowledge necessary to understand people, policies, and society. You’ll complete four internships during your Western New England University education, totaling over 600 hours. These hands-on, real-world experiences will help you develop the skills necessary to become an effective social work professional. The Council on Social Work Education, (CSWE) the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the country, has awarded its highest marks to our Social Work program. This accreditation assures that our curriculum prepares our graduates to enter the workforce as competent social workers. It also qualifies them to apply for Advanced Standing in Master of Social Work (MSW) programs to earn their master’s degree in one year, rather than two.
Social work is an extremely broad profession, and the social work degree affords a wide variety of career paths. Our recent graduates are employed in settings such as nursing homes, the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, and early intervention programs serving young children and their families. As our alumni gain professional experience or complete graduate education, they may work as individual or family therapists, clinical supervisors in mental health programs, or administrators in social service agencies.
Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education qualifies our graduates to apply for Advanced Standing in MSW programs.
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The Social Work curriculum includes a combination of rigorous academics and hands-on learning, preparing graduates to practice entry-level professional social work with individuals, families, groups and communities. Academic courses include such topics as human behavior, oppression and empowerment, interviewing skills, professional ethics, social policy, and research.
In order to develop the competence to practice professional social work, social work majors also complete over 600 hours of field education during their four years at Western New England University. You can learn more about our program firsthand at an Informational Lunch or during Student Visiting Days.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.Schedule TOEFL®
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
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*12-18 credit hours per term.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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