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Fairfield CT 06825
Social work is a profession committed to working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and the community to help people maximize their well-being and to help resolve, minimize, or prevent problems-in-living. Sacred Heart University’s Social Work Program consists of individualized learning, close faculty contact and advisement, and a highly personal focus. Students study Social Welfare Policy and Services, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Social Work Practice, Cultural Competency and Diversity, Junior and Senior Field Practicum and Seminar, and Research Methods. Students spend three semesters (600 hours) in field agencies as social work interns, learning practice skills under the supervision of professional social workers.
Social Workers work in a variety of settings such as, schools, hospitals, mental health clinics, substance abuse and rehabilitation agencies, juvenile and adult probation, and many other public and private agencies. Graduates of the program have been highly successful in their search for employment and in graduate school admissions. Students who are eligible may apply to the MSW Advanced Standing Program, which means if accepted they can complete the MSW in one year. Over 90% of graduating students apply and are accepted into the MSW Advanced Standing program.