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Social workers use their expertise in problem solving, engagement, assessment and advocacy to bring about positive change. When individuals, families, or communities are trying to overcome social and personal challenges, social workers are there to offer support and encouragement.

You can find social workers in many areas of a community, including schools, government, medical facilities, state and private agencies, and corporations, to name a few.

Our program offers an engaging experience in the classroom and in the social work field. You will collaborate closely with dedicated faculty and staff at Illinois State, and spend time working with professionals in the field.


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    Bachelor of Social Work

    Take your first step toward making a positive impact. Become a Social Work major at Illinois State.


Graduate Certificates and Specialized Coursework

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    Post MSW School Social Work

    Make an impact on the life of a student as a School Social Worker. This certifiate is an option for those who already hold a MSW and want to practice social work in a K-12 setting.

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    Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Certificate for Social Workers

    An ideal match for social work students interested in broadening their understandings of social injustice. 

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     Social Aspects of Aging

    The School of Social Work partners with Sociology and Anthropology to give students in-depth knowledge of the aging process. The certificate focuses on topics and challenges that come later in life such as: Health and Health Care Sysems, Quality of Life, Family Dynamics, and Communication. 

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    Child Welfare Certification

    Get an in-depth education and training on child welfare practice.

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