Bachelor of Social Work
Are you the person that your friends come to in times of need? When you see a wrong in the world, do you want to right it? Are you passionate about social justice? If so, you may just be a social worker!
This rewarding field gives students the opportunity to help diverse populations and to provide many different types of services, including case management, advocacy, assessment, and supportive counseling.
Widener’s bachelor of social work (BSW) program is unique in that it encourages students to get into the communities they serve to work with vulnerable individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities with a global perspective. It’s the way we bridge communities with the classroom.
- Case manager with the elderly
- Substance abuse counselor
- Child welfare case worker
- Parenting skills trainer
- Crisis intervention counselor
- Advocate for community development
- Medical social worker
- Criminal justice and corrections counselor
Social workers are the number one hired human service professional nationally. Employment for social workers is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2021 (U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics). For a thorough discussion on the current social work labor force, see the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Center for Workforce Studies.
- Philadelphia Department of Human Service
- Delaware County Children and Youth
- Elwyn Institute
- Horizon House
- Catholic Social Services
- Family & Community Service of Delaware County
- Community Action Agency
- Crozer-Chester Medical Center
- Senior Community Services
- Mirmont Treatment Center
- Domestic Abuse Project
- Mazzoni Center
The Widener BSW program, educating social workers since 1975, is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).