Social Work

Social Work professionals are employed in multiple social service agencies, working with a wide variety of vulnerable populations from within the helping profession.

The mission of the Indiana Wesleyan University Social Work major is to equip students to enhance human well being and to meet basic human needs. We believe that people are impacted by their environment. Our students gain first-hand knowledge regarding individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations in order to better understand this impact. Graduates will be prepared for entry-level social work practice through a variety of classroom, volunteer, and practicum experiences.

Students may also choose to minor in Sociology as a supplement to another IWU major.

Our program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) for over 25 years.

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* Students have the option of completing either BIO-106 or BIO-111. MAT-305 counts as a general education math course for Social Work majors.

Students also have the opportunity to take courses at the Christian Center for Urban Studies in Chicago. These courses prepare participants to serve in urban and cross-cultural settings and provide an understanding of social justice and cultural issues. Students may spend a semester or a May term with the center.

Sociology Minor


Choose 12 credit hours from the following electives:



IWU Social Work faculty members take pride in their individual relationships with their students. We care about each student's progress in not only professional development but also emotional, spiritual, and personal development. Each faculty member purposely stays up to date on current social work practices in order to maximize the effectiveness of classroom teaching.

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Brian Fry; MA, PhD Assoc Dean; Life Calling & Integ. Learn View Profile
Kersten Priest; MA, PhD Assoc Prof; Sociology View Profile
Katti Sneed; MSW, PhD, LCSW Prof. Add Counsel and Social Work | Director; Social Work Program View Profile
Stephen Stahlman; MSW, PhD Professor; Social Work View Profile
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