Social workers help people find ways of living more satisfying and productive lives through counseling, group work, community organizing, advocacy, and social action. An ever-expanding spectrum of human service agencies and organizations rely on the unique skills of professionally-trained social workers. Wartburg social work graduates are employed in such varied areas as child protective services, programs for older adults, substance abuse treatment, hospitals, mental health, juvenile and adult corrections, community programs serving people with disabilities, and social service program administration. Wartburg’s social work program has been fully accredited by the National Council on Social Work Education since 1976 and offers both a major in social work and a minor in social welfare.
A Pre-professional Training Program
- The curriculum is designed to help students acquire essential professional social work skills through on-campus courses and agency-based field instruction.
- All faculty are experienced social workers with professional backgrounds and credentials.
- Much of the curriculum is project-based, enabling students to learn by doing, with a strong emphasis on community service.