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You will see the reward of doing social work in the faces of those you help because children, teens, and adults alike need an advocate like you.
As a social worker, you will combine social work knowledge with a variety of theoretical concepts from psychology, sociology, political science, education, economics, and biology in order to make a difference in the lives of those you help. You will become a lifelong learner, integrating your Christian values with professional social work values. Taylor’s Social Work faculty will prepare you for a career in social work—helping people at an individual, familial, organizational, or communal level—or a master’s degree in social work or counseling.
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredits Taylor University, meaning your degree will prepare you for a social work licensure valid in all 50 states. With a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Taylor, you can move into a professional position upon graduation or complete a master’s in social work in one year.
All senior Social Work students are required to participate in a practicum experience.
The Measured Assessment Plan contains a summary of the assessment results of recent years of Social Work graduates. Assessment outcomes are reported and updated regularly.
Professor Deborah Stiles, Social Work Program Director, speaks about the variety of opportunities you will have as a Social Work major at Taylor.
Here’s what Social Work graduates want to tell you about how their time at Taylor has prepared them for the work they are doing today.
Our graduates have attended the following graduate schools to receive their master’s in social work:
Alumni have become residential counselors, school social workers, and social work faculty, and Taylor’s emphasis on global awareness has prepared these social workers for wherever God has called them. The Social Work program has a 100% career placement rate. Every student that has completed our social work program in the last four years has found a job, internship, or graduate program within six months of graduation.
Nov 11, 2021
The Social Work Program equips students for future careers in social work and counseling while cultivating a deeper love for God and His people. For Cristina Spear ’18, the social work program introduced her to the world of policy where she found her passion.
Oct 07, 2021
Abby (Crump) Chapman ’19 is living her passion: to be a helpful resource to the individuals and communities around her.
Feb 17, 2020
Taylor’s Social Work program was recognized by SocialWorkDegree.org as 2019 Best Bachelor’s Social Work Degree in Indiana. This nationally accredited program includes 480 hours or more of practicum experience. Trauma Informed Care principles are integrated into the curriculum so students are prepared to enter human services professions, equipped to help those who are vulnerable and hurting.
Program Director and Assistant Professor of Social Work
Sociology, & Social Work Program Assistant
Assistant Professor of Social Work and Director of Social Work Field Education