Why Study Social Work?
The Social Work program at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) offers a baccalaureate degree in Social Work. The baccalaureate program offers a competency-based curriculum that prepares students for generalist social work practice.
Why choose Purdue Northwest?
Academic excellence is the foundation of Purdue Northwest. We offer an environment that will contribute to your success, including small class sizes taught by expert, dedicated faculty and opportunities for research and hands-on learning, to name a few.
Social Work Values
Service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, the importance of human relationships, integrity, competence, human rights, and scientific inquiry are among the core values of social work. These values underpin the curriculum of PNW’s social work program and frame the profession’s commitment to respect for all people and the quest for social and economic justice.
Areas of Study
- Mental Health Services
- Family Service Agencies
- Public Health Agencies
- Aging Services
- Advocacy Programs
- and more…
The Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.
Purdue University Northwest offers a variety of scholarships to recognize student achievement and provide financial assistance to help with the cost of an education.
- Social Work Club
- Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Workers
- Attend an annual National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Legislative, Education, Advocacy, and Development (LEAD) Day in Indianapolis.
- Students and faculty organize field trips to places such as Jane Addams Hull-House in Chicago, attendance at Regional and State NASW events, and complete service projects with community social service agencies.
Internship & Employment
Students may inquire with a social work faculty member to work with the faculty member as a research or teaching assistant.
- Social Work 26100 – Introduction to Social Work
- Social Work 24000 – Helping Communication for Individuals, Families, and Groups
- SWRK 32100 – Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
- SWRK 36200 – Social Work Practice I