Department of Social Work
College of Business and Public Affairs
Welcome to the Undergraduate Social Work home page at West Chester University. The Undergraduate Social Work Program was founded in 1970 and is located in the College of Business and Public Affairs. The program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education through the year 2019, and seeks to maintain the high standards required to remain accredited. Social work majors are prepared as entry-level generalist social workers upon graduation with a Bachelor's degree from West Chester University. The program seeks to teach students to work with all types of clients, viewing differences as strengths. It particularly emphasizes diversity and the unique contribution and potential of groups of people who have suffered from discrimination, oppression, or restricted opportunity.
Please take time to look around the web site. Nearly all information about the program can be found here. As you look around you will find a unique program that strives to graduate individuals who are highly regarded by the social service community and are sought to fill the social work manpower needs in our metropolitan, suburban, and rural areas. Our mission is as follows: "To develop the knowledge, values, and skills in students to enable them to function effectively as beginning generalist social workers, to prepare students for graduate social work education, to enhance knowledge of the social welfare needs of a complex urban/rural environment, and to promote ethical thinking, life-long learning, and self-evaluation."
Thank you for taking the time to visit our site. If you have any questions please contact the Chair of the Undergraduate Social Work Department, Michele Belliveau firstname.lastname@example.org
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