As a student in our social work program, you can help “be the change you wish to see in the world” (Mahatma Gandhi). We embrace a strengths perspective to serve clients, families, groups, organizations, and society to promote well-being, social justice, and respect for all humankind. You will take classes with many of the same students, developing close friendships and a strong sense of community with those who share your passion for helping others.
You will learn about the profession’s commitment to the values of human diversity and the dignity and worth of all people as well as the importance of ethical decision-making, life-long learning, self-awareness, and the ability to interact with others with integrity. This career-oriented major provides many hands-on opportunities with diverse populations throughout our classes. Your capstone experience includes a field placement of 400 hours, in which you will have the opportunity to shadow and engage in direct practice with professional social service agencies.
Employment demands for social workers are increasing exponentially, making this an excellent time to join the profession. The flexibility of the social work field allows you many avenues to serve others. Our graduates work in a variety of fields with many different types of people. Several have also continued into social work graduate programs.
A degree in social work will prepare you to serve wherever help is needed. You have the opportunity to take a series of classes to become eligible for a certificate as a Chemical Dependency Counseling Assistant. Upon completion of our undergraduate curriculum, you will be eligible to apply for licensure as a “Licensed Social Worker” in Ohio.