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Have you or anyone you know ever considered a career in Social Work? Chadron State College offers a Bachelor of Art degree with a comprehensive major in Social Work which is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The Social Work Program is located on the campus of Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska, in the Department of Counseling, Psychology, and Social Work. Graduates from this program are prepared for multicultural social work practice and leadership within the region as well as nationally and globally.

"Civilization is a method of living, an
attitude of equal respect for all men."– Jane Addams

The social work curriculum integrates the challenges of, and opportunities for, addressing poverty, oppression, human diversity and social and economic justice. Social work recognizes the importance of human relationships for individual development and healthy communities. Social workers are trained to empower individuals and families as they strive to enrich their lives, reach their potential and attain their goals. The Social Work Program also encourages students to develop knowledge and skills in advocacy, policy development, collaboration, collegiality, and networking.

The CSC Social Work Program offers pre-professional introductory courses for the freshman and sophomore years. Junior and senior years are spent completing advanced professional coursework and end with an agency-based field practicum. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, mental health agencies, government agencies, schools, and nonprofit organizations.

CSC offers excellent transfer opportunities from community colleges in the region. The Social Work Program is available for distant sites students through a combination of interactive television, online discussion boards, and on-campus attendance (one day per week during the final year prior to Field Practicum). Distance education is a commitment of the Social Work Program because we are dedicated to the development of professional social workers throughout the region.

Social Work Program Mission

The Bachelor in Social Work Program at Chadron State College

provides an undergraduate experience that fosters student development of knowledge, skills, and values in order to function as generalist social workers who will enhance the capacities and quality of life for individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities within the region of Western Nebraska, Southwestern South Dakota, Southeastern Wyoming, and Northeastern Colorado.

Accreditation

Chadron Sate College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Nebraska State Department of Education. The Baccalaureate Social Work Program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1992. In 2006, the Program received reaffirmation of accreditation by CSWE for the next 8 years. The CSWE Accreditation process provides an agreed standard for Social Work Education at the national level. It assures students that the education they receive at an accredited BSW program is equivalent to that of other schools in the nation. It is important for admission into graduate programs in Social Work, and for state licensing as a professional Social Worker.

Learn about accreditation and the Council on Social Work Education

Council on Social Work Education