Be Inspiring. Be Rewarded. Be A Social Worker.
Social Work and Sociology became one department in July 2017. The department brings students together who are committed to creating a better world by improving people’s quality of life and promoting justice and safety of communities. Throughout our programs, students develop important research skills and have the chance to present professional-level work. We also provide opportunities for field work and internships so students can apply their knowledge and skills while serving the local community. Ours students are united by shared values, including a commitment to social justice, service to others, and dedication to influencing positive social change.
The Social Work Program at Concord University is dedicated to preparing students for professional generalist social work practice with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations. Upon completion of the CSWE accredited program, students are qualified to become licensed practitioners and join the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Concord offers both a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.
The BSW program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1974. The primary mission of the BSW program is to prepare graduates for baccalaureate level, generalist, professional social practice enabling them to work effectively with a variety of issues and people. The BSW program is offered mostly in seat with a few classes offered online.
The MSW program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 2015. The primary mission of the MSW program is “to prepare graduates for advanced generalist social work practice with a specialized area in rural practice. The MSW program is built upon a systems approach and a strengths perspective, delivered in a manner that meets the needs of students that live and/or work primarily in rural areas”. The MSW program is offered fully online.
The Sociology program conforms to the Sociological Literacy Framework recommended by the American Sociological Association. Sociology majors develop theoretical and methodological frameworks for the student of human social behavior and social problems. The Criminology emphasis enables students to systematically analyze crime and justice issues. The primary mission of the Sociology program is to prepare students for graduate school or careers in professions related to sociology and criminology.