Social Work

Social work is one of the fastest growing professions in the country. The profession is expected to grow by 19% between 2012 and 2022. It is expected that an additional 114,000 social workers will be needed to meet the demand for professional social workers.

Social workers are highly trained professionals who graduate from social work programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Social work degrees are earned at three levels in higher education, the bachelor degree (BSW), master’s degree (MSW), and at the doctoral level (Ph.D. or DSW). 

CUW offers a CSWE accredited BSW program that is nationally recognized. Students who are accepted in the on campus program complete their BSW program in 4 years. In July 2015, CUW will begin offering an accelerated BSW program for adults seeking to complete their BSW. This program will initially be offered at the off-campus Concordia Learning Center in Green Bay Wisconsin.

An MSW program will be established in the near future. The 2-year Master of Social Work degree will be offered at the Mequon campus as a seated program. Advanced standing for BSW graduates will be available.

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Why Study Social Work at CUW?

CUW is located in a small suburban community on the banks of Lake Michigan approximately 20 minutes north of downtown Milwaukee. CUW is a Christian university that is sensitive to the needs of students. The social work program is recognized for its small class size and attention to quality education. BSW students complete two semesters in a field internship of their choice. The internship experience is complete with a field seminar and mentoring opportunities with seasoned professionals. The internship requirement gives BSWs training that helps prepare them for their first professional position and gives them the cutting edge experience that employers are looking for.

As a department in the School of Health Professions (SHP), BSW students have the opportunity to participate in Inter-Professional Education (IPE) with students in the other health care professions. These activities prepare students for inter-professional activities encountered in real world practice.

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