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Welcome to the NEIU Social Work Program!

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK


Welcome message from the Social Work Program Chair!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the NEIU Social Work Program. We are an energetic group, ready to welcome you. 

The Social Work Program has a long history of excellence at the undergraduate level. Our program is the third largest major at NEIU and we continue to graduate exceptional students who are ready to tackle some of the most difficult social problems we face in our communities and in our country. Many of our students move forward to Master of Social Work (MSW) programs across Chicago and the country. I am personally excited to share that we have begun the process of developing an MSW program here at NEIU, our home. It will be an exciting program that will prepare future clinical social workers, generalist social workers, and the social policy-makers of tomorrow.

Learn more about our program and get involved. We look forward to meeting you very soon. 

Sincerely,  Jade Stanley, Ed.D, MSW, Program Chair and Professor


Our History

Since 1988, our Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) Program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). CSWE accreditation signifies that our BASW program meets nationally accepted standards in eight areas:

  • Mission, goals and objectives
  • Curriculum governance, structure and resources
  • Faculty
  • Student professional development
  • Non-discrimination and human diversity
  • Program renewal
  • Program assessment and continuous improvement

Our Mission 

The Social Work Program’s mission is to produce generalist practitioners who are prepared for entry-level social work positions and admission into graduate schools of social work. Our students become critical thinkers, gaining social work values, professional identities and knowledge through self-reflection and service learning.

We train a diverse student body to engage with their own strengths and the strengths of diverse communities. We emphasize the intersections among this diversity across local and global contexts to promote social justice and human rights. As the only publicly funded BASW program in the Chicago area, Northeastern provides affordable, socially responsible and community-based, quality undergraduate social work education.

Career Opportunities in Social Work

Careers opportunities in social work are numerous and include such areas as mental health; health services; substance abuse; school social work; local, state and federal government; corrections; homelessness outreach and services; services in international settings; domestic violence treatment and prevention; hospice services; and many others. After the completion of Northeastern’s Social Work Program, social work graduates are regularly offered positions by the agency at which they completed their field practicum.

If you have any questions about your educational opportunities in Northeastern’s Social Work Program, please feel free to contact us at (773) 442-4760 or at socialwork@neiu.edu.

Accreditations

The Social Work Program offers a Bachelors of Arts degree in social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Our current Accreditation document can be found here. 

The Northeastern Illinois University Social Work Program is in compliance with CSWE accreditation standards and has begun the reaffirmation process, which cumulates in 2016 with a site visit. This Web page contains documents that the CSWE uses to evaluate the BASW program. The Northeastern Illinois University BASW Program encourages those who visit this site to read through the materials provided.

 

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