B.S. Social Work

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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.

The Creative Writing track will prepare you to become a professional writer. You will Learn:

Because we do what we do with active learning, our graduates are getting a ton more experience early on. This leads to greater internship opportunities, and ultimately greater career choices. Due to our smaller campus size, every student is seen (not lost in a crowd) and provided the chance to make awesome connections.

Every professor brings to the classroom exceptional social work experience. In addition to having wildly successful careers prior to teaching, our social work professors are still actively engaged in the real world as consultants or social workers. This makes a huge difference in what is taught in North Central University 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.

Internships

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

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

Andrew Schuttinga headshot Andy Schuttinga

Director of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Professor Desiree Libengood Desirée Libengood

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Assistant Professor, English

Faculty Leslie Evens Leslie Evens

Professor, English