Social work students

Make a difference to those who need the help the most.

Service learning is an important part of the world-class Social Work program at SRU.

Social Work

Offered by: Social Work

Whether you want to spark societal change or to help people function most successfully in their environments, the major in Social Work at SRU will help you develop into a professional who can truly make a difference in people's lives.

Why Choose Social Work?

With nearly all SRU Social Work gradates finding employment or continuing with graduate school, you can feel confident that the work you do at SRU will prepare you to meet challenges in the field.  Your instructors, with decades of clinical, group, administrative and policy experience, guide learning through classroom internships, service learning and other "real world" settings.  Abundant internship opportunities are available and frequently lead to offers of employment.

What Will You Learn?

The coursework at SRU has been specially designed to produce social workers who demonstrate and exceed competency standards.

Through classes in Sociology, Psychology, and Social Policy, you will develop the skills necessary to excel in future practice with individuals, group work, community organizing, agency leadership, and management, and social policy.

Careers In Social Work

As profession with strong growth projections, social workers enjoy employment in a wide variety of settings.  A social worker's clients may range from the youngest member of a family to those in hospice care settings.  Veterans' service organizations, adoption agencies, domestic violence programs, drug and alcohol agencies, and private industry, among so many others, are all areas where social workers practice. The common thread in these areas is that a social worker is often in a unique position to be the positive force of change in a client's life.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Social Work Association
  • Phi Alpha National Honor Society