Professional social workers are predicted to experience 11 percent job growth from 2018-2028 and are the nation’s largest providers of mental health services.

Become a professionally responsible, developing generalist practitioner with the knowledge and skills necessary to intervene on behalf of diverse groups.

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Daemen College's social work program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Program Benefits

  • Well-qualified graduates are eligible to earn a master’s degree in social work within one year through advanced standing opportunities.
  • Through classes, field-based learning, research, and extracurricular activities, students are prepared for leadership in the community and the profession.
  • Student learning focuses on the development of social work competencies related to critical thinking, diversity, understanding of human behavior, use of research, and advocacy for social, environmental, and economic justice.
  • Students participate in 420-hour internships where they work directly with social work clients and/or in the community while learning from professionals.
  • Service learning opportunities are available locally and internationally with refugee families, persons with disabilities, senior citizens, and children living in poverty.
  • Personal attention and one-on-one advisement regarding coursework and career opportunities is a hallmark of this program.

Daemen College’s Institute for Government and Non-Profit Innovation, Training, and Evaluation offers high quality, affordably priced, community based research, training, and technical assistance services. Faculty and students work collaboratively with organizations to help build their capacity to respond to continuously evolving funding and regulatory climates. IGNITE services promote ongoing improvement to programs, organizations, systems, and communities.

Career Outlook

Graduates can pursue work in various settings, including schools, health clinics, hospitals, courts, care facilities, government, and non-profit organizations. They can help diverse groups, including children, youth, persons with disabilities, and seniors.

  • Case manager
  • Care coordinator
  • Counselor
  • Supervisor
  • Program managers
  • Director of social services
  • Permanency planner
  • Researcher
  • Policy advocate

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