FAST FACTS: B.A Social Work
The mission of the social work profession is "to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed and living in poverty." Social work addresses the needs of individuals, families, groups and communities. The core values of the profession are service, social justice, dignity and worth of the individual, importance of human relationships, integrity and competence.
St. Scholastica's social work program embraces the mission of the social work profession in the context of the College's Benedictine tradition. The program, accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, requires graduates to be well-prepared for beginning generalist professional practice.
The Social Work profession is expected to grow by 25 percent by 2018, with even stronger growth for medical and public health social workers. (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Social Work also was recently named one of the best jobs in 2012 by U.S. News & World Report. In addition to strong job growth, the career can be very rewarding and is well suited for people interested in helping others.
Graduates with a B.A. in Social Work are employed in a variety of settings, including:
The Social Work program is offered in an accelerated format at the following locations. The program also is offered in Duluth as a traditional day program.
St. Scholastica's efforts to increase the number of American Indian social workers continues to receive media attention, most recently in Social Work Today. A recent grant will fund the education of at least 17 American Indian students at St. Scholastica.