Are you a good listener and find that friends seek your support and advice? Do you want to make a difference in the world? Are you interested in human rights and social justice? Would you like a professional career? If so, consider studying social work! 

Baccalaureate Social Work (BSW) education equips students with the knowledge, skills, and values for a professional helping career in a variety of roles (case manager, advocate, counselor, community organizer, etc) and in a variety of systems (individual, family and groups, community and policy). 



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Hear From Our Saints

Our Saints have a lot to say about their time at Siena and their experience in the Social Work Program. 

What do social workers do?

Social workers practice with diverse populations in a variety of settings including criminal justice, military, schools, healthcare, substance abuse, children and families, gerontology (aging), homelessness/poverty, and others. Social workers advocate for others and help address social, economic, and environmental injustices. 

Elisa Martin

Department Chair, Associate Professor of Social Work