Top Reasons You Should Study Social Work at Cedarville University
Unique Christ-Centered Focus
At Cedarville, you’ll find committed Christian professors, inspiring daily chapels, the one-of-a-kind required Bible minor, and numerous ministry opportunities.
Exceptional Academic Focus
Besides being recognized by U.S. New & World Report, Cedarville has a decades-long reputation for establishing successful, accredited, professional programs.
Commitment to Biblical Integration
The faculty make a point of emphasizing the integration of faith and practice. Since many career tracks in social work are based in a secular setting, having a strong foundation in a biblical worldview is vital.
Cedarville prepares students well for employment as professional social workers through a two-tiered internship program. Students graduate with at least 600 hours of hands-on social work experience in two different placements. Internships allow classroom knowledge to be implemented in real-world situations.
International Field Experience
The social work program has established international field experience sites in Romania, India, and Uganda. This provides students global exposure in addition to the field experience they obtain in a social service agency in the host country.
Cedarville’s social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Upon graduation students can have their degree and their license in hand. Also graduates of the social work program can receive advance standing when they attend graduate school, completing their MSW in 14 months instead of 2 years.
The department faculty represent over 100 years of professional knowledge from a broad spectrum of practice arenas, including mental health, child welfare, medical, military, and non-profit organization leadership. These professors bring their practical know-how into the classroom thus providing a unique and well-rounded learning experience. And they are skilled at integrating the theoretical with the practical.
We are commanded to be salt and light to the world. God calls us to positions of serving and protecting a vulnerable society. Graduates of Cedarville University’s Department of Social Work do just that – they protect and serve all facets of society, helping people to help themselves and optimize their potential.
Prepared for a Great Future
The Labor Department is projecting a significant demand for social workers. The education and training our students receive at CU positions them well for employment after graduation.