Graduates from our program are highly marketable and are employed in child welfare, mental health, schools, hospitals, elder care, churches, shelters, corrections, and other social service settings.

Valpo’s social work education is built on a strong liberal arts base and a solid social work curriculum that provides students with core foundational knowledge, values, and skills that are transferable to various settings, populations and social issues.

Social Work Offerings

The bachelor’s in social work (BSW) is a specialized degree from a long-standing accredited program. We prepare graduates for generalist practice in direct human service positions.

Degree Requirements »

A minor in social work provides a unique dimension for a variety of majors.

Minor Requirements »

Social work majors can broaden their learning by pursuing a double major or minor that combines their interest in disciplines such as psychology, theology, international service, political science, sociology or a foreign language.

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The information I learned at Valpo still has relevance and is actually the basis for many of the new approaches and theories I have been learning about and had unknowingly previously incorporated into my professional work.

Sarah Brenner Sabatowski, Class of 1979