Social Work

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Academic Building HC 219
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield CT 06825

Department Chair

Bronwyn Cross-Denny, Ph.D., LCSW
Assistant Professor

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Social Work at Sacred Heart University is pleased to offer both undergraduate (BSW) and graduate (MSW) social work programs. Both programs prepare future social workers to integrate micro, mezzo, and macro practice to best serve client systems in an ever-changing world within a social justice framework utilizing the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.

Social work is a profession committed to working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and the community to maximize well-being and to help resolve, minimize, or prevent problems in living. Sacred Heart University‚Äôs Social Work Programs consist of individualized learning, close faculty contact and advisement, and a highly personal focus.

Social Workers practice 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. For more information about careers in social work, visit the National Association of Social Workers website.

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Latest News

College of Arts & Sciences Hosts Inaugural Faculty Showcase

February 14, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—The University Commons area and adjacent classrooms at Sacred Heart University were a hive of activity Feb. 8 as SHU’s College of Arts & Sciences hosted its inaugural CASCon event. The conference showcased the work of 55 faculty members from multiple disciplines. They formed 15 panels to provide presentations that emphasized the interdisciplinary nature of faculty scholarship and reaffirmed the College’s commitment to faculty scholarship and undergraduate research.

Sacred Heart University’s Online Bachelor’s Programs Rank Highest in State

January 10, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University’s online bachelor’s programs are the best in the state, according to a ratings report released this month by U.S.News and World Report. Moreover, SHU’s program was ranked with hundreds of colleges and universities across the country in the U.S.News and World Report survey, 2017 Best Online Programs Rankings, which the multi-platform news and information publisher released Jan. 10. SHU received the highest marks in Connecticut.

Students Impacted by Community Tour of Bridgeport

December 19, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Andrew Martinez, a social work professor at Sacred Heart University, and a group of his students held a walking tour in Bridgeport’s historic South End neighborhood in early November. The walk was a “Community as a Campus” activity—an effort to move learning outside the classroom and into the community. The tour was an experiential learning opportunity and an endeavor that aligns with SHU’s mission of preparing students who will contribute to the human community.