The Social Work program, which is accredited by The Council on Social Work Education, provides educational courses and experiences to assist students in their exploration of this discipline. This major prepares students for entry-level positions in the generalist social work profession and for graduate studies. In addition, the Bachelor of Social Work program accreditation allows students to pursue an expedited curriculum to earn their master’s degree.
Courses in social welfare, policy, practice, human behavior, children services and older adult services, combined with research and field practicums in social work agencies, provide students with the opportunity to integrate classroom and work experiences focusing on helping individuals, families, communities, organizations and institutions.
Alvernia's social work program has been ranked by College Choice as a Best Bachelor's in Social Work. Our Social Work graduates readily find positions; our current employment rate is approximately 99%. Many times students find employment within the agency where they completed undergraduate practicums. Areas of Social Work employment include child welfare, geriatrics, the medical field, mental health/intellectually challenged, housing, criminal justice, rehabilitation and other institutions that focus on the well-being of those within our society.