NWU's Social Work Program in Omaha Plans Open House

Nebraska Wesleyan University has expanded its degree offerings in Omaha with the addition of a Bachelor of Science in Social Work.

Classes for the flexible, evening program begin in January and March. Learn more about the NWU social work program during our next open house on Tuesday, December 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. on our Omaha site, 11815 M Street.

The social work program prepares adults to work as a generalist practitioner through a combination of fieldwork and classroom and independent study. NWU’s social work graduates work in many professional settings, including:

  • Child welfare
  • Mental health care
  • Adoptive services
  • Gerontology
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Justice and corrections
  • International social work
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • School counseling
  • Public welfare

The program offers:

  • One night a week classes with some online and hybrid courses
  • Flexible eight and five week sessions
  • Personal academic advising
  • Financial aid

The program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Richard and Jan Potter are co-coordinators and teach in the program. Prior to coming to NWU, the Potters taught social work at Dana College. Richard taught there for 26 years and developed the school’s criminal justice major and served as program director and department chair for the Department of Social Work, Sociology, and Criminal Justice. Jan taught a wide variety of social work courses at Dana College for 30 years and chaired the Social Work Department for several years.

For more information about the upcoming open house or the social work program, contact Laura Niles at 402.827.3555.

 

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