Social Work Major

A scholarship worth up to $5,000 is available when you enroll

Nebraska Wesleyan University can turn your passion for helping others into a successful career. With convenient evening classes in Lincoln, NWU’s accelerated bachelor’s degree program in social work prepares you for success like no other program in our region.

Employment opportunities in social work are growing twice as fast as the national average. In health care, mental health and substance abuse, the demand is even greater, with a projected growth of nearly 20% by 2026.

What makes NWU different.

NWU offers Nebraska’s only evening social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Our accreditation positions you to apply for advanced standing in graduate social work programs. You can earn your Master of Social Work in as little as one year.

Our curriculum gives you unique tools to master the philosophy and practice of social work. Learn the history and nuance of social welfare policy. Study social human behavior. Analyze social work theories of micro, macro and group practice.

NWU also helps you stand out with powerful experiences. With NWU, you’ll deepen your understanding by applying your learning in a transformational field practicum experience in select social work agencies.

Learn from the best.

Our engaged and credentialed social work professors focus on your career goals. They’re experienced social work professionals with backgrounds in many aspects of the field, including grief counseling, disaster response, child protection, domestic violence, chronic stress, psychodynamic theory, the courts and probation, sex offender interventions, social work for oncology and HIV/AIDS patients, and collaborations with Native peoples.

We make it convenient.

Take classes in Lincoln one or two evenings a week in convenient eight-week sessions. NWU offers a combination of face-to-face, online and hybrid class formats. We help you balance work and family life. You can set the pace that works best for you.

Contact us today.

Get started today by submitting the request information form or apply for enrollment. Our friendly admissions staff will help guide you through the enrollment process.


David Carter