Social Work

The help starts here!

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 (BA) 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.

Social Work Student Handbook

CSWE Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

The Annual Program Outcomes reports are integral to the continuous accreditation process with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). These reports track assessment measures that align with the 2022 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards set by CSWE. All CSWE-accredited programs are required to measure and report students’ mastery of all 9 competencies that make up these accreditation standards. These competencies are critical dimensions of social work practice that every student is expected to master. Each program sets a measurement benchmark for each competency, and an assessment score at or above this benchmark is regarded as evidence of mastery of that particular competency.

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For more information related to the Social Work profession, email us at [email protected] or open the link provided by Michael Wright, PhD, MSW: Social Work.

Social Work Student Association

Southeastern’s Social Work Club is an active student organization comprised of students from the social work program, as well as other programs across campus. The club is open to any and all Southeastern students! The social work club holds monthly meetings on campus and often invites guest speakers from local community programs and social service agencies. The club provides an excellent opportunity for students to meet, socialize and seek peer advice regarding student life. The social work club also provides many opportunities for student to become actively involved in the community.

Involvement in the social work club enables students to practice the individual helping skills they learn in classes and will later use as young professionals in the field of social work. Regular community outreach activities include: a Christmas celebration with Southeastern Head Start students, a Halloween party for the residents of a local nursing home, an Easter egg hunt with Southeastern Head Start preschoolers, in addition to numerous fundraisers to support community programs.

Contact Information:

Faculty Advisor: Jamie Magee
Phone: 985-549-5627
Email:  [email protected]

Social Work

Left to Right: Dr. Angela Wood, Dr. Heidi Kulkin, Dr. Corie Hebert, Ms. Ashley Woodard, Ms. Jamie Magee, Ms. Tonyalea Elam, and Dr. Coleen Cicale