Welcome to MacMurray College Social Work!

By choosing to major in social work, you are embarking on a journey of service to others. The MacMurray College Social Work Program will help you to become a leader, scholar and citizen who is prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. MacMurray’s Social Work Program, accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), prepares graduates for beginning professional social work practice and the successful pursuit of graduate social work education.

MISSION


The MacMurray College Social Work Program is dedicated to the professional development and educational growth of students working to obtain the Bachelor’s in Social Work degree. The program prepares graduates for professional employment in a varietyof practice settings and locations, including small towns and rural communities, and for the successful pursuit of graduate social work education. Students are educated to apply generalist professional knowledge, values, and skills toward the promotion of social and economic justice, service to others for the resolution of human problems, and improvement in the quality of life for all people.

BSW @ Mac Facts

MacMurray College sponsors NCAA D-III athletics.


Graduates obtain Advanced Standing in Master’s of Social Work Programs, which accelerates completion of the MSW to one year’s worth of credits. Other Bachelor degrees require two full years of Master’s level work for the MSW.


As a practice profession, the BSW program provides service learning opportunities to put what students are learning into practice: Senior year practicum requires 400 hours in a community agency setting and there is integration of 45 additional hours service learning with coursework.


The Social Work Program provides opportunities for double-majors in Psychology or in American Sign Language/Interpreting/Deaf Studies.