NNU’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work gives students the opportunity to gain experience outside the classroom by logging more than 500 internship hours. It prepares students to learn the strategies necessary to begin removing barriers to social functioning.
- Work closely with faculty mentors
- Gain experience outside the classroom by logging more than 500 internship hours.
- Learn how to improve social conditions through caring, personal involvement, policy changes and legislative initiatives.
About Social Work
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Art in Social Work will have the opportunity to gain experience outside the classroom by logging more than 500 internship hours. Under the supervision of skilled professionals, you will gain experience and expertise in local social-service settings. Inside the classroom you will learn the strategies necessary to begin removing barriers to social functioning and improving others’ lives.
As a student pursuing a social work degree in the Department of Social Work at Northwest Nazarene University, you will be prepared to make a difference. You will learn how to relate your faith to your work, and discover how you can improve social conditions through caring, personal involvement, policy changes, and legislative initiatives.
After receiving your social work degree, you will be ready to pursue a master’s degree or enter the workforce. Our alumni are currently serving in positions as social workers, rehabilitation specialists, case managers, counselors, and more.
Bachelor of Arts
Offered On Campus
Accreditation & Regulations
Northwest Nazarene University’s social work program is nationally accredited at the undergraduate and graduate level by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). See NNU’s Assessment of Learning Outcomes.
Notice Out-of-State Students
Since this is a program that leads to professional licensure, prospective students should review important information about NNU’s participation in the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Professional Licensure about this program. Individual states often have different expectations for professional licensure; so it is in a prospective student’s best interest to investigate whether NNU’s degree program will help them achieve licensure in their home state.
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Meet Our Faculty
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