Give Hope. Serve Others. Change Lives!

If you have a heart for helping those in need, then consider becoming a social worker who gives hope, serves others and changes lives. The Social Work Program at CUAA will prepare you to make a difference with communities, families and individuals. Concordia's BSW integrates faith with service and provides an opportunity to use your God-given gifts to serve God and neighbor, and have a fulfilling career.

Credits 120
Sample Careers
  • Child & Family Services
  • Communities & Schools
  • Hospitals & Mental Health
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Program Overview

Individuals with a passion for social justice, helping those in need, and making an impact. These are the individuals the field of social work needs - and the individuals who are honing their crafts in Concordia’s Bachelor’s in Social work program. Use your God-given gifts to serve not only the lord, but the world around you with a fulfilling career in social work.

What to Expect

Everything that you learn will be centered around the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) nine competencies. They include: demonstrating professional behavior, advancing human rights, using practice-informed research and research-informed practice, and engaging with a diverse range of people.

Our philosophy of education makes us unique at Concordia; we believe that Christian service, quality research, and hands-on learning are the best ingredients for your growth as a competent professional. You’ll learn comprehensive methods in providing support and counsel to individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations in need.

Fieldwork

We live uncommon here at Concordia. That’s why we have a large focus on fieldwork in our social work program: to put you in the kinds of uncommon circumstances you will experience everyday in your future career. Fieldwork is all about applying what you learn in the classroom to real life. In your social work degree, you will participate in a year-long, professionally-supervised internship experience and complete 450 hours. We encourage you to explore many options for your field experience and remain open to the unknown. Field experience is an integral part of becoming a social worker;  it allows you to explore the diverse opportunities that are offered in social work practice and to discover your strengths, assets, and passions. As a CUW student intern, you get to develop and demonstrate your abilities under the supervision of professionals. To heighten this experience, you’ll participate in weekly mentoring seminars with experienced faculty to debrief and analyze specific events. Learn more about field work in our manual and potential fieldwork experience locations.

Five year BSW to MSW or MSCL

Students who graduate from CUAA with a BSW can apply for advanced standing in our Master in Social Work program or a Master of Science in Child Life and Interprofessional Practice. Both of these progams are primarily online allowing you maximum flexibility and able to get your undergrad and graduate degree in just FIVE years. Learn more today! 

Locations
  • Ann Arbor
  • Online
  • Virtual

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