Social Work, BSW

Promote individual & 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, by having majors, minors, concentrations, and certificates in the Spanish language and culture. For instance, USJ is unique in offering a certificate in “Adelante Bilingual Career Development” and “Latino Community Practice” which focuses on cultural, leadership, and communication development, which are open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Quick Links

Academic Map Program Curriculum Apply Now Tuition and Fees Contact Us

Please use this academic map as a reference guide. Academic advisors are always available to discuss the required courses depending on each student’s needs.


Accreditation

The University of Saint Joseph Masters in Social Work program was fully reaccredited from 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 (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%

SOCIAL WORK, BSW

Internships & Career Opportunities

Social Work majors complete two full academic year internships. Undergraduates have previously interned at USJ’s Counseling & Wellness Center, 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.

Advantages

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, undergraduates can concentrate in Latino community practice and criminal justice, and earn certifications offered in ¡Adelante! bilingual, career development, and juvenile justice/human rights. 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 & Organizations

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

Join a club

Questions?

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

Take the Next Step

Come and tour our beautiful campus, learn more about our programs and discover firsthand what makes our University so unique!

Contact Us