Professional social workers are predicted to experience 12 percent job growth from 2020-2030 and are the nation’s largest providers of mental health services.

Become a professionally responsible, developing generalist practitioner with the knowledge and skills necessary to intervene on behalf of diverse groups.

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Daemen University's social work program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Program Benefits

  • Service learning opportunities are available locally and internationally with refugee families, adults, senior citizens, and children living in poverty.
  • Personal attention and one-on-one advisement regarding coursework and career opportunities is a hallmark of this program.
  • Student learning focuses on the development of social work competencies related to critical thinking, diversity and difference, use of research, policy practice, and advocacy for social, environmental, and economic justice.
  • Through classes, field-based learning, research, and extracurricular activities, students are prepared for leadership in the community and the profession.
  • Students participate in 420-hour internships where they work directly with social work clients in the community while learning from professionals.
  • Well-qualified graduates are eligible to earn a master’s degree in social work within one year through advanced entry opportunities.

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Daemen University's Institute for Government and Non-Profit Innovation, Training, and Evaluation offers applied research opportunities to students. Faculty and students work collaboratively with local organizations to help build their capacity to respond to constantly evolving community needs. IGNITE services promote continuous improvement to programs, organizations, communities, and systems.

Career Outlook

Graduates can pursue work in various settings, including schools, health clinics, hospitals, courts, care facilities, government, and non-profit organizations. They can help diverse groups, including children, youth, adults, and seniors.

  • Care coordinator
  • Counselor
  • Community organizer 
  • Educator
  • Trainer
  • Supervisor
  • Program manager
  • Administrator
  • Researcher
  • Policy advocate

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