Social Work

The mission of Southeastern's Social Work Program is to educationally prepare competent and effective generalist social work professionals for entry-level practice. Southeastern's Social Work program follows a generalist practice model, providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to work with clients with a variety of social problems on multiple levels. In addition to understanding global and international ramifications of contemporary social and political realities, students are trained to work effectively with diverse individuals, groups, families, organizations and small communities in rural areas.

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Required Semester Hours 120

Program Highlights

  • Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

  • Graduates of the program are able to apply to graduate advanced standing social work programs at any university that has a CSWE-accredited MSW degree program

  • Honors curriculum available

Program Requirements

  • Total semester hours required: 120
  • Accepted into Professional Standing
  • 430 hours in a field internship at a social service agency


What Can You Be

Types of Jobs

  • Healthcare Care Manager
  • Child Welfare Specialist
  • Mental Health Case Manager
  • Forensic Social Worker
  • Victims Specialist/Advocate
  • Policy Writer
  • School-Based Social Worker
  • Community Organizer
  • Rehabilitative Social Worker
  • Administrator

Types of Employers

  • Acute Care Hospitals
  • Behavioral Health agencies
  • Schools
  • Government agencies
  • Skilled Nursing facilities
  • Home Health agencies
  • Children's Defense Fund
  • Rehabilitation programs
  • Private agencies/practices
  • International/Global settings



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Student Orgs & Activities

Social Work Student Association

National Alliance Mental Illness (Southeastern NAMI)

Phi Alpha