Social Work

  • Social Work is one of the most dynamic, versatile, and rewarding professions in today’s world. At Seattle University, you will gain a solid foundation in theory, practice, skills, and values to effectively collaborate, advocate, and assist people of all ages and from diverse communities.

    The Social Work program in the College of Arts and Sciences offers:

    • Strong curriculum with intensive practical training
    • Arranged 9 month, 450 hour field practicum in one of the more than 30 community agencies with supervision by experienced social workers
    • Small class sizes and accessible professors
    • Cohort-based program
    • Fully accredited program by the Council of Social Work Education.

    At the College of Arts and Sciences, you will work directly with social work professionals in the field and in the classroom. Our faculty are active scholars practitioners, and leaders in the field of social work and social work education. We are passionate about our work and your success.


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  • News and Events

    Department Chair Rob Efird was interviewed by China Daily USA about his work in China. He was recently selected as one of 20 China scholars for the National Committee on United States-China Relations' Public Intellectuals Program. Read the interview here

    Professor Efird also published "Schooling for Sustainable Development Across the Pacific," which includes overviews and case studies in environmental education and education for sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region and examples in the US and Canada. More here

    Social Work Professor Amelia Seraphia Derr explored how social services providers understand the importance of incorporating new immigrants into their communities in "How Do Social Service Providers View Recent Immigrants." More here

    Social Work Professor Riva Zeff wrote about field placements for students in a new guide on best practices for designing, implementing, and maintaining an effective field education program. More here.