Social Work, BSW

Promote individual and social change as a USJ Social Work student

USJ’s Social Work program educates generalist social workers who, guided by professional ethics and standards, use culturally competent research and practice to promote individual and social change.

Consistent with our core values, USJ has prioritized the employment of our graduates, while simultaneously meeting the needs of the market.

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The University of Saint Joseph Masters in Social Work program was fully reaccredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) at the February 2020 meeting of the Commission on Accreditation. The accreditation is for eight years until 2028.

BSW Outcomes

Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year, Hy Flex (2020-2021)

All Council on Social Work Education programs measure and report student learning outcomes. Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies that comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training. A measurement benchmark is set by the social work programs for each competency. An assessment score at or above that benchmark is considered by the program to represent mastery of that particular competency.

CompetencyCompetency Benchmark (%)Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark
Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior90%98%
Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice90%98%
Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice90%98%
Engage in Practice-Informed Research and Research-Informed Practice90%95%
Engage in Policy Practice90%98%
Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities90%98%
Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities90%98%
Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities90%95%
Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities90%95%


Internships and Career Opportunities

Social Work majors complete two full academic year internships. Undergraduates have previously interned with USJ’s Counseling and Psychological Services, West Hartford, and Hartford schools, local town youth services bureaus, social services agencies, Hartford Hospital, and more. BSW graduates who are dedicated to making a difference in their communities can pursue a wide range of careers in social work, including social services, criminal justice, elder services, first responder, healthcare, program director, schools, clinical counselor, and more.


Social Work is one of the fastest-growing professions in the United States with a need for professionals skilled in crisis management, community development, and more. At USJ, learn to empower individuals, strengthening families and communities, policies, global civil society based on human rights, fundamental freedoms, and social and economic opportunities for all persons.

Clubs and Organizations

Social Work Alliance (SWA) | Hispanic Student Union (HSU) | Working on Wellness (WOW)

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Raymie Wayne, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair, Social Work and Equitable Community Practice
Phone: 860.231.5541
Email: [email protected]

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