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Social Work Program

Social Work as a major at Creighton University prepares students for a practice-based profession. Students who enjoy the major courses tend to express goals of making a difference in the lives of others, learning hands-on, being active in social justice, and working directly in the community. The educational plan for social work prepares students to do just that make a difference in the lives of others, specifically those in our communities who tend to be more vulnerable. Social work builds skills in working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, and at the policy change level. The following pages of this website will provide prospective students and their supporters with information that can help inform your study decision. Please also reach out to our faculty, staff, or students for more specific information. We look forward to visiting with you!

The purpose of the Creighton Social Work program is to facilitate learning experiences integrating both the art and science of social work practice. Social work students are educated to join with, assess and utilize best practices to address the needs of vulnerable and marginalized populations. Integrating knowledge with care of the whole person is not only the cornerstone of a Jesuit education but required for accreditation, certification and licensure for the social work profession. This department provides "hands on" learning experiences whenever feasible and provides quality supervision and support during the learning process to enhance the capacity and resiliency of our students.

  1. Prepare undergraduate generalist social work practitioners grounded in evidence-informed practice, to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities including an understanding and applicability of the global perspective for practice.
  2. Prepare entry-level generalist practitioners who apply ethical decision-making based on the National Association of Social Work Code of Ethics, and the Ignatian charisms integrating personal and professional ideals through mature self-evaluation and self-reflection.
  3. Prepare social work leaders committed to advancing social and economic justice and human rights along with reducing social and economic inequities in society.