You will see the reward of doing social work in the faces of those you help because children, teens, and adults alike need an advocate like you.
As a social worker, you will combine social work knowledge with a variety of theoretical concepts from psychology, sociology, political science, education, economics, and biology in order to make a difference in the lives of those you help. You will become a lifelong learner, integrating your Christian values with professional social work values. Taylor’s Social Work faculty will prepare you for a career in social work—helping people at an individual, familial, organizational, or communal level—or a master’s degree in social work or counseling.
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredits Taylor University, meaning your degree will prepare you for a social work licensure valid in all 50 states. With a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Taylor, you can move into a professional position upon graduation or complete a master’s in social work in one year.
All senior Social Work students are required to participate in a practicum experience. To view more information about how this practicum experience is assessed, please view the Senior Practicum Evaluation document. Senior Social Work students must also put together a portfolio for evaluation. To read more about the requirements of these portfolios, please refer to the Portfolio Contents & Grading document.
The Measured Assessment Plan contains a summary of the assessment results of recent years of Social Work graduates. Assessment outcomes are reported and updated regularly.
Here's what Social Work graduates want to tell you about how their time at Taylor has prepared them for the work they are doing today.
Our graduates have attended the following graduate schools to receive their master’s in social work:
Alumni have become residential counselors, school social workers, and social work faculty, and Taylor’s emphasis on global awareness has prepared these social workers for wherever God has called them. The Social Work department has a 100% career placement rate. Every student that has completed our social work program in the last four years has found a job, internship, or graduate program within six months of graduation.
Feb 17, 2020
Taylor's Social Work program was recognized by SocialWorkDegree.org as 2019 Best Bachelor's Social Work Degree in Indiana. This nationally accredited ...
Nov 01, 2019
Taylor University’s Social Work department has received high rankings on two surveys measuring social work programs. The department was ranked number ...
Apr 25, 2019
Taylor University Student Social Work Organization supports the Youth Opportunity Center and TRU Harbor in New Castle, Indiana—a residential center fo...