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Social Work Department

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK
The mission of the Department of Social Work is to provide quality social work education to undergraduate and graduate students and to advance knowledge through study, practice, and research.  The Department has the goals of:
  • Educating social workers to be effective practitioners and leaders in the public and private sectors
  • Preparing social workers to promote economic and social justice and human rights through policy practice
  • Preparing social workers to evaluate their practice and to be informed consumers of research and scholarship
  • Creating and strengthening community partnerships that promote the Department and University’s shared commitment to scholarship, professional preparation, and advocacy.
 
SOCIAL WORK PROGRAMS

Southern Connecticut State University is the only campus in the Connecticut State University System to offer both the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree and the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.

The BSW program prepares students for entry-level professional social work positions and for advancement to graduate social work education.  The MSW program prepares students for advanced clinical practice in an area of specialization. 

Social work faculty with extensive experience in clinical and policy practice are committed to providing a rigorous yet supportive learning environment with small classes and collaborative research opportunities.  Students enjoy a wealth of field practice opportunities in the city of New Haven and throughout Connecticut. 
 
ACCREDITATION
The BSW and MSW programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education