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Get real world experience while studying for a Social Work degree

Why study social work at North Central University?

The College of Arts and Sciences is the stepping stone to your future, we refine your talent and take you to the next level. We are unified around the central theme of preparing people to be leaders in the marketplace, ministers in the world, and servants in the varied contexts of life.

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The Social Work Program will equip you with the skills to make a meaningful impact. You will learn:

Because we prioritize active learning in our program, our graduates gain extensive hands-on experience early on. This translates into increased internship opportunities, opening doors to a diverse range of career options. With our intimate campus size, every student is seen and given the opportunity to build valuable connections.

Each professor brings exceptional social work expertise to the classroom. Beyond their successful careers before teaching, our social work professors remain actively involved in the field as consultants or practitioners. This active engagement significantly influences the content taught in North Central University’s social work classrooms.

Christian Foundation

Our courses are taught from a Christian perspective.

Service Opportunities

Our unique location provides a wide variety of service opportunities.


You’ll have opportunities to intern with community programs and service groups.

When you graduate from the Social Work program, you’ll be prepared to:

  • Advocate for client needs
  • Make ethical decisions by applying standards of the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics
  • Apply both research-based knowledge and professional experience to your work
  • Demonstrate cultural awareness and recognize the extent to which a culture’s structures and values may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or create or enhance privilege and power
  • Advocate for human rights and social and economic justice
  • Apply models of assessment, intervention, and evaluation
  • Help clients resolve problems by developing goals, strategies, and objectives

Nathan Enge smiles for the camera

The professors and community have fostered immense spiritual growth along with great opportunities to put my social work skills into practice.

Nathan, ’22

Social Work

Industry Experts in our Classrooms

Beth Brown Beth Brown, MSW, LICSW

Social Work Field Coordinator

Pamela Beaudry Pamela Beaudry, MSW, LGSW

Social Work Program Director