School of Humanities & Behavioral Science

Social Work (64 hours)

The Anderson University Social Work program is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE). The program of study prepares students for entry-level professional social-service positions  Whether students are interested in working with children or adults, mental health concerns or family services, faith-based organizations or public agencies, or any of a multitude of other social concerns, they graduate with the foundational knowledge, skills, and values to pursue their calling.

The mission of AU’s social work program is to prepare competent, compassionate, and effective entry-level social workers who are ready for professional generalist practice, are committed to justice for those in need (based on Isaiah 1:17), and are equipped to be servant leaders in their world.

What courses will I take? 

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Personal and Community Health
  • General Psychology
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Social Work Practice with Families and Groups

What kind of careers can I expect after graduation?

  • Caseworker/Case Manager
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Veterans Services
  • Victim Advocate
  • Youth Services Worker

What kinds of experiences will I have?

Students have the opportunity to be a part of Phi Alpha Theta XI, a Social Work Honorary Society. Students are exposed to different populations in need through internships and practicum.

How can I learn more?

The academic catalog contains additional information such as course descriptions. To set up a meeting with a faculty member in this area, please contact the Admissions Office.