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Department of Social Work

The Department of Social Work oversees the undergraduate Social Work major that prepares students for a rewarding career helping individuals and society. The Department of Social Work places an emphasis on experiential learning from freshmen to senior year, which will allow you the opportunity to observe social work from a variety of settings. You’ll complete three internships during your junior and senior years, totaling over 600 internship hours. In small classes, our experienced faculty provide a high-quality education that will prepare you to succeed in graduate school or your career.

Social Work Academic Preview Day

Benefits to Attending Social Work Academic Preview Day:

  • Get to know what classes are like by sitting in on two Social Work classes
  • Meet and spend time with other incoming students majoring in Social Work
  • Meet current Social Work students
  • Get to know your Social Work faculty a little better over lunch
  • Optional campus tour

All of us with the Social Work program are looking forward to having you with us on this day! 

For more information please contact Olivia Mazzarella at olivia.mazzarella@wne.edu or
413-782-1289. Register today!


Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education qualifies our graduates to apply for Advanced Standing in MSW programs.

Student Learning Outcomes

Merit Scholarships

Good high school grades and formal test scores can qualify you for our Merit Scholarships of $14,000 to $20,000 per year.

Loan Forgiveness Programs

The social work profession offers Loan Forgiveness programs.


  • Information on the social work profession.
  • Watch this video from the National Association of Social Work Massachusetts chapter to see where a career in social work may lead you.

Watch Our Videos

  • Gianna Perotti ’13 LMSW

    Learn more about the program from graduate Gianna Perotti ’13 LMSW.

  • Nicole Allen ’16

    Hear about the program from recent graduate Nicole Allen ’16.