Social Work

Social Work

See Program Requirements A Bachelor of Social Work is for individuals who want to work with people. Social work is a profession concerned with promoting the well-being of people and includes assisting individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities to achieve life-enhancing goals. The profession is especially concerned with the advancement of economic and social justice. Students in our BSW program complete at least two field practicums: one or two in the junior year consisting of 100 hours each and one in the senior year consisting of 500 hours. The field practicums provide you with the opportunity to integrate the concepts and theories learned in the classroom with actual experience in agencies working with people. This allows you to build skills, confidence and the competence to become a professional.  Click here to view some of the sites for these internships.

  • Job-ready

    Job-ready

    With 700 hours of supervised field placement experiences, our students are well prepared for entry-level jobs in Social Work.

  • Rural practice

    Rural practice

    Responding to the needs of our region, and for any students planning to work in smaller communities, we teach you how to be successful as a social worker in a rural environment.

  • Global consciousness

    Global consciousness

    Understanding international practice is also an important part of what we do. That’s why we have 5 students doing international field placements in Tanzania.

  • For Canadians

    For Canadians

    We offer a Post-Baccalaureate option for Canadian students who already have earned a college degree and want to return to school to get their Social Work degree. Contact us for more details.

  • Get involved

    Get involved

    We have a very active student club, the Student Organization of Social Work, which conducts many community service projects and fundraisers and hosts career exploration activities.

  • International Service Learning

    International Service Learning

    When we serve, we go all out. In the past few years, we’ve had students travel to Guatemala and Tanzania to take part in service learning activities that helped them to earn college credit and gain valuable educational experiences while meeting local needs.

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Social Work Program is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE). This accreditation meets the eligibility requirements for State of Maine licensure to become a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and certified as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician (MHRT). Refer to www.maine.gov for more information.

Program Requirements

Contact Us

Shirley Rush
401 Normal Hall
181 Main St.
Presque Isle, ME 04769

Phone: (207) 768-9427
shirley.rush@maine.edu