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Social Work

Building On Your Life Experience

The bachelor of science in social work from Concordia is a degree completion program for non-traditional students – those who have a significant amount of relevant work experience and at least one year of college-level credits. It’s the gateway for becoming a social worker – someone who enhances human well¬being with particular attention to the needs of vulnerable people and communities. It can also be the first step toward obtaining an advanced degree and becoming a clinical social worker – someone who diagnoses and treats mental, behavioral, and emotional issues. Your next phase in the challenging and rewarding field of social work begins here.

Why Concordia?

Concordia students learn the tools of the trade, then apply those skills to work with a full spectrum of individuals, families, and communities . That could mean assisting a couple adopting a baby, finding foster care for an at-risk teen,working with a community to reduce gang violence, or helping a family struggling with terminal illness.

Fast Facts

  • Small classes allow for maximum interaction and networking opportunities
  • Concordia’s social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, allowing those who continue on to graduate school to reduce class time by a full year
  • Senior year internships at local social service agencies give students true on-the-job experience

“I most appreciated the professionalism of the teaching staff at Concordia. They not only provided a foundation from which I could learn to the best of my ability, but they approached my education with care and compassion that has been unmatched in my educational journey." ”  – Toni Jacobson ’12