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.


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.


The MacMurray College Social Work Program supports the MacMurray College policy of nondiscrimination. The program accepts and the faculty welcomes all qualified people into the program. Diversity, including race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, life style choices, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and disabilities, enriches all members of the program.

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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 learning opportunities to put what students are learning into practice: Career Experience classes (get to test out your skills in a variety of settings), International Social Work classes (travel abroad to practice in a global perspective), Junior Field Internships (dive into service projects that help others and broaden your skillset), and Senior Field Internships (put those skills to test and get ready for your social work career)!

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