Center for Social Work Education Accreditation Fully Reaffirmed
The Council of Social Work Education has reaffirmed the accreditation of Widener University’s
undergraduate and master’s degree programs in social work for a full eight years,
according to John Poulin, associate dean of the School of Human Services Professions
and director of the Center for Social Work Education at Widener.
"The faculty and staff in the Center for Social Work Education worked very hard to prepare for the site visit from the council and their hard work paid off," Poulin said. "They can be proud of the academic programs they have built over the years, and our alumni and students can share that pride."
The Center for Social Work Education offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in social work and a dual program leading to a master's in social work and a master's or doctoral degree in human sexuality education. The center also offers the master's in social work degree program through the university's Harrisburg, Pa. campus.
The center is also home to the Widener Center for Violence Prevention, a multi-agency
collaborative working to improve the effectiveness of violence prevention in the community;
and Social Work Counseling Services, a unique human service agency that provides counseling
and assessment services for individuals and families in the community. For more information
on the Center for Social Work Education, visit www.widener.edu/academics/schools/shsp/social_work/default.aspx.
Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener comprises eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate's, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. The university's campuses in Chester, Exton, and Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., serve some 6,500 students. Visit the university website, www.widener.edu.