Get ready for a unique, transformative and personalized experience learning how social workers represent and empower people.
With strong liberal arts-based education, hands-on learning, field and internship experiences you’ll learn the fundamentals of ethical and effective practices to enhance the individual, group, and community connections in this human-centered, varied and challenging field.
You’ll develop a foundation in social work knowledge, theory and research and learn to reduce the inequalities in society through social justice strategies.
Longwood University's Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation.
Accreditation of a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Board of Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.
Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.
Our graduates are prepared for first-level professional social work practice and advanced study in graduate schools. Our alumni have careers as generalist-based, professional practitioners in these areas:
- Foster Care and Adoption
- Child Protection and Welfare
- School-based Social Work
- Mental Health
- Medical Social Work
- Crisis Intervention
- Disaster Relief
- Domestic Violence
- Global Social Work
- Social Justice
- Substance Abuse and Addiction
- Community Planning