The Social Work program (BSW) of Huntington University focuses on the foundational values of the social work profession which are service, justice, integrity, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, and competence. Our nationally accredited social work program addresses the current needs of individuals, families, groups, and communities, allowing students to be globally aware and locally active.
Become licensed in any U.S. State
Our professional degree program will provide entry into the social work field and the capacity to become licensed in any U.S. state. Your degree will also be recognized worldwide. Through classroom instruction, community service, global connections, and over 600 hours of field experience you will be prepared for entry-level generalist social work practice or for the pursuit of a master’s degree in social work.
Graduates of Huntington University's Social Work program experience great success as they pursue careers or graduate school. Discover more about our outcomes!
- 100% of our graduates who have applied to Graduate School have been accepted and received advanced standing status
- 100% of our graduates who pursue employment have found employment in social work fields of practice
Assessment for Student Learning Outcomes
The program seeks to measure the effectiveness of the education for students through administration of the ten (10) core competencies as prescribed by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in accordance with the 2008 Educational Performance and Assessment Standards (EPAS). For information about our outcomes, please see the Social Work Program's Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes 2014.
Student Opportunities and Organizations
Phi Alpha Honor Society
Phi Alpha recognizes the top 15 percent of social work majors. It aims to increase opportunities for students through awards and grants, publications, and sponsored research conferences.
Social Work Student Council
The student council exists to provide leadership opportunities and camaraderie among students. It’s to build a sense of community and identity by encouraging members and faculty to share ideas and experiences and offering support to one another in pursuit of present and future educational goals.
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Visit the Social Work Club's page to learn more about our community of current students and faculty.
Visit the Social Work Alum page to see how our graduates stay connected.
During J-Term 2015, Huntington University students traveled to Highgate, Jamaica, to partner with Christian Service International (CSI). The team spent seven days engaging in commmunity-building projects, like building a small home for a Jamaican in need. The team had the opportunity to interact with community members in a variety of ways, including visiting an infirmary to minister to adults with disabilities, visiting schools, attending church services, and visiting homes. The trip was led by...
From the very beginning, it’s been a “God thing” for Shalicia Holman. First, it was finding Huntington University — a Christian college even though she hadn’t considered a religious school. Then, it was becoming a social work major, even though she planned to major in psychology and minor in journalism. And finally, it was getting a job as a family specialist...
Amy Biegel has worked in the field of social work for 13 years, working mostly with children, adolescents and their families. She has worked in the foster care industry, in private practice, as a mental health consultant, taught adjunct classes for the HU graduate counseling program and founded a counseling program for a local chapter of Youth For Christ.