Social work is unique in the field of helping professions; social workers work to improve the well-being of individuals, groups and societies.
The bachelor's degree in social work (BSW) from Southeastern Louisiana University
is a professional degree. The Social Work program at SLU has been accredited by the
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the regulating body which is responsible for developing accreditation standards
that define competent preparation of professional social workers, for over 20 years.
The social work program follows a generalist practice model in which our students
are provided the knowledge and skills needed to work with clients with a variety of
social problems on multiple levels. Southeastern Louisiana University is seated in
the Florida Parishes, a predominantly rural area; therefore the mission of the social
work program is to prepare students for entry level practice with diverse populations
and populations at risk in rural and small communities.
Along with 120 credit hours, social work students complete 430 hours in a field internship
at a social service agency. The field internship prepares students for career opportunities
in: child welfare, healthcare, mental health, addictions, domestic violence, criminal
justice, gerontology, school systems and developmental disabilities.
Many students find Southeastern's BSW degree appealing because the degree enables
a student to apply to a graduate advanced standing social work program at any university
which has an accredited Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree program. For instance,
over 50% of Southeastern's social work graduates go on to pursue a graduate degree
from universities in southern Louisiana, such as Louisiana State University, Southern
University, and Tulane University. With their BSW from Southeastern, they are eligible
to obtain their Masters degree in Social Work after one year of graduate study.
For more information related to the Social Work profession, please open the link provided by Michael Wright, PhD, MSW: Social Work in a Nutshell (Please turn up the volume on your computer)
Left to Right: Dr. Heidi Kulkin, Dr. Corie Hebert, Dr. Lolita Boykin, Dr. Bonnie Ahn,
Mrs. Linda Deamer, Mrs. Jamie Baker-Magee