Department of Social Work

Department of Social Work

Department Chair: Barb Crumpacker-Niedner
Heidbrink Hall, 219-464-5336
Barb.CrumpackerNiedner2@valpo.edu 

 

Majors Offered:
Social Work, B.S.W.

 

Links to Websites:
Catalogs 

Department of Social Work

 

The goal of the Valparaiso  University Social Work  Department  is to educate and prepare students for  
ethical   effective,  and  culturally  competent   generalist  social  work  practice  for  service  in  the 
world. While at Valpo, students  cultivate the habits of critical thinking,  active adult learning,  and self-
awareness  by working  closely with  department faculty  to develop,  implement,  and  evaluate their 
individualized learning plans. Students  who enter our program are enthusiastic  and passionate about 
improving  the lives of others. Through  class work and educationally  directed  and supervised 
internships,  they acquire a core knowledge  base and solid professional skills that  prepare  them to make 
a meaningful  impact on clients. Graduates  of our program  leave confident,  experienced,  and prepared  
for generalist social work practice.