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.

Program Availability

  • Macomb

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