Department of Social Work

College of Education and Social Work

Contact Info:
West Chester Campus
114 W. Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383

PASSHE Center City Campus
701 Market Street, Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(610) 436-2527
Email: Department Chair

Careers Introduction

Graduates with a degree in Social Work have the academic credentials necessary to fill jobs in traditional and newly emerging areas where a Bachelor's degree is considered the appropriate entry level, as well as in areas formerly reserved exclusively for Master of Social Work graduates. Some of the traditional areas are: child welfare agencies, court system, adolescent and child care in residential facilities for physically and mentally handicapped, work with elderly in nursing homes and in their own homes, multi-service community centers, and youth work. Among the newly emerging areas are residential and in-home services for the elderly, women's advocacy centers, shelters for battered women and children, day care facilities, crime victims' assistance centers, industrial social work, community mental health programs, chemical dependency facilities and treatment programs, neighborhood health centers, self-help groups, political activism, crisis centers, and managed care facilities. Employment needs in areas formerly reserved for MSWs are Social Work departments in schools, hospitals, and family service agencies.

Graduates of the Social Work Program have been consistently successful in finding employment. The majority of our job-seeking graduates tend to be employed in professional jobs within six months of graduation, and all job-seeking graduates attain professional employment within a year after graduation.