Bachelor of Social Work

Why Choose Social Work at WIU?

  • Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • Courses are taught by faculty who have social work practice experience, enhancing their teaching, research, publication, and community service
  • Classes with hands-on learning experiences including recording interviews, facilitating group and family meetings, and service learning opportunities
  • The practicum course, the final course in the professional curriculum, provides a minimum of 450 hours of social work experience in a social service agency under professional supervision
  • Opportunities to work closely with faculty through the Social Work Student Association, Phi Alpha Honor Society, Social Work Fall Fair, Social Work Career Panel, and community events.

Job Placements of WIU Graduates

  • Department of Child and Family Services
  • Community Crisis Center of Elgin
  • Center for Youth and Family Services
  • McDonough District Hospital Advocacy Services
  • Lutheran Social Services