Nazareth College has a long-standing legacy of excellence in social work education. Because of this, graduates are highly sought-after by local employers. The program provides social work majors with hands-on experiential learning as well as the knowledge, values, and skills needed for all areas of social work. Field experience opportunities are more extensive than in other programs. Placements occur during the junior and senior years, include both local and global service options, and are available in settings ranging from schools and hospitals to government and community-based grassroots agencies.
Nazareth's social work degree program is flexible, including part- and full-time student enrollment options and evening, online, and summer course offerings. The part-time undergraduate evening program for students with an associate’s degree or equivalent can be completed in three years. Study abroad experiences, including short-term options, are available for students.
Social worker, Unity Health System
“Since leaving Nazareth, I obtained a master’s degree in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University. For the past 22 years I’ve been a professional social worker at Unity Health System, Department of Behavioral Health. I truly believe that the core values and ethics learned at Nazareth were instrumental in allowing me to achieve the current level of leadership that I hold."