Academic Maps 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.
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.