What will I learn?

Whether you want to spark societal change or to help people function most successfully in their environments, the major in Social Work at SRU will help you develop into a professional who can truly make a difference in people's lives.

WHY CHOOSE SOCIAL WORK?

With nearly all SRU Social Work gradates finding employment or continuing with graduate school, you can feel confident that the work you do at SRU will prepare you to meet challenges in the field. Your instructors, with decades of clinical, group, administrative and policy experience, guide learning through classroom internships, service learning and other "real world" settings. Abundant internship opportunities are available and frequently lead to offers of employment.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

The coursework at SRU has been specially designed to produce social workers who demonstrate and exceed competency standards.

Through classes in Sociology, Psychology, and Social Policy, you will develop the skills necessary to excel in future practice with individuals, group work, community organizing, agency leadership, and management, and social policy.

CAREERS IN SOCIAL WORK

As profession with strong growth projections, social workers enjoy employment in a wide variety of settings. A social worker's clients may range from the youngest member of a family to those in hospice care settings. Veterans' service organizations, adoption agencies, domestic violence programs, drug and alcohol agencies, and private industry, among so many others, are all areas where social workers practice. The common thread in these areas is that a social worker is often in a unique position to be the positive force of change in a client's life.

Which department am I in?

College of Health, Environment and Science

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 120 credits)

Tuition fees
US$15,895.00 per year
Start date

Expected December 2021

Venue

College of Health, Environment and Science

1 Morrow Way,

SLIPPERY ROCK,

Pennsylvania,

16057, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International applicants who have not enrolled in any post secondary institution since graduating high school should apply as freshmen. Advanced standing may be considered for those students who have completed IB programs, GCE A-levels (advanced or advanced subsidiary) examinations.

For international students

International applicants who have not enrolled in any post secondary institution since graduating high school should apply as freshmen. Advanced standing may be considered for those students who have completed IB programs, GCE A-levels (advanced or advanced subsidiary) examinations.

English language requirements: Applicants must score a minimum of 61 on the internet based test (iBT), a minimum of 500 on the written test or a minimum of a 173 on the computer based test. Applicants must receive an overall IELTS score at band 6.0 or above.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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