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Program Overview

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A student entering the social work program often describes themselves as a people person. When they leave, they have become professional people persons, ready to pursue meaningful careers that reflect the work they've performed as students and volunteers.

This transformation is due to the student's passion alongside Southern's comprehensive program that helps students define their individual goals and achieve their full potential.

SCSU’s stimulating coursework and innovative internships prepare students for the flexibility that a career in social work entails. Many social workers play different roles during the development of their careers. Balancing compassion and leadership, roles may range from teaching to political organization, to nursing homes

In social work, there is a wealth of tasks to be accomplished. Leading a group home for at-risk youth means treating the obstacles that clients need between therapy sessions, such as job skills, communication, academics, and anger management. The case managers must rise to implement the programs that support clients with such important matters.

The Social Work Department at SCSU offers an undergraduate degree that prepares students for entry-level case manager opportunities. Students learn the communication, problem-solving, interviewing, evaluation, and writing skills necessary to develop and carry out useful programming in their local community agencies.

Many social work graduates remain lifelong students, going on to graduate programs that prepare them for careers as counselors and therapists. SCSU undergraduates leave campus both "job ready" with a foundation for progression towards graduate-level studies.

A highlight of the SCSU program is the collaborating internship experience and because New Haven is an urban center, the program offers a vast market of influential involvement. where classroom studies apply to practical situations.