- Upcoming Events
Senior Field Reception
April 21, 2014: Forum @4pm
Helen W. Guthrie Memorial Lecture
March 17, 2014: Forum 1:30-4
Fall 2014 Alumni Gathering
September 25, 2014
About The Social Work Department:
Social work is the profession of helping individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities enhance their capacities for social functioning and to create societal conditions favorable to achieving their goals. It is a helping profession, connecting people with the resources they need to cope and lead more productive and satisfying lives.
Social work is practiced in many settings, including hospitals, schools, substance abuse treatment centers, community mental health agencies, nursing homes, and child and family agencies. As a social worker, you can work with all people, from infants to older adults.
| BSW PROGRAM SUCCESSES
|The Nazareth College BSW program consistently collects feedback from its stakeholders such as students and field instructors for the purposes of self-evaluation and continuous improvement.|
|1) Feedback collected via a graduating senior exit questionnaire suggests the program consistently exceeds internally-set performance benchmarks. In particular, in recent years, seniors indicate that the program's faculty and field placements are two program strengths.|
|2) Recent field instructor feedback suggests a very high level of community satisfaction with the contributions and performance of Nazareth College social work students. Field instructors state that our students are particularly impressive in areas such as compassion, self-reflection, and commitment to ongoing professional growth and development.|
|3) Most students graduating from the Nazareth College undergraduate program go immediately on to paid employment or graduate education in the social work field.
|Based upon last year's (2011) graduating class, by April, 30% of our graduating seniors had already been offered a paid-position in the social work or human services field and 44% had been admitted to graduate school.|
The Bachelor of Science in Social Work program at Nazareth College and the Greater Rochester Collaborative (GRC) Master of Social Work Program are both accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the accrediting body for all baccalaureate and graduate-level social work programs in the United States.
The undergraduate social work program at Nazareth College received its initial accreditation by CSWE in 1977. Graduates of the program may apply for admission to advanced-standing programs in graduate schools of social work. The graduate social work program received its initial accreditation in 2003. Both programs are also registered with the Division of Professional Education, New York State Education Department.