Social Work Degree

For transfer and working adults

Seasoned professionals know there’s good reason why their industry’s name includes the word “work.” Success in this field requires a lot of it. And no social work program in our region prepares you to succeed in that work like Nebraska Wesleyan’s. Turn your passion for helping people into a successful career. Earn your social work degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 12 percent job growth in social work by 2024. Specialties in health and mental health care are expected to be in even higher demand.

What makes NWU different.

Our curriculum is specially designed to give you the tools you need to master the philosophy and practice of social work. Learn the history and nuance of social welfare policy. Study social human behavior. Analyze the social work theories of micro, macro and group practice. With NWU, you’ll deepen your understanding by applying everything you’ve learned in a transformational field practicum experience in select social work agencies.

The baccalaureate social work degree program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Learn from the best.

Our engaged and credentialed social work professors focus on your career goals. Experienced in medical and mental health social work, they have a wide variety of field expertise including oncology, bone marrow transplant, hospice, HIV/AIDS, grief and loss, child and domestic abuse, crisis response and prevention programs.

We make it convenient.

Our program consists of 30 hours of social work coursework plus 19 to 22 hours of supporting coursework in areas relevant to your specific interests, plus nine hours in a field practicum. NWU holds social work classes one or two nights per week in five- and eight-week sessions or on weekends. Balance your work and family life by setting the pace that works best for you.

Contact us today.

Get started today by submitting the request information form or applying for enrollment. Our friendly admissions staff will help set up a schedule that is just right for you.


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