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).
Siena's BSW Program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) since 1985. Why is this important?
- CSWE's Commission on Accreditation (COA) is responsible for developing accreditation standards that define competent preparation and ensuring that social work programs meet these standards
- Graduate schools offer advanced standing programs to graduates of accredited BSW programs (as long as the student meets requirements set by the individual graduate school), allowing students to earn a Master's Degree in Social Work in less than 2 years