Social Work Bachelor of Arts
Chemical dependency, mental health, child development, quality of life for older adults, healthy youth development, community building—there are few areas of life addressed through social work. Studying social work at Mercyhurst will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to work in a variety of settings improving the quality of life for individuals and the community. The program is committed to teaching you about the role we must play in working toward creating a more just society that embraces human diversity and provides for the basic needs of all.
The social work senior seminar is an opportunity for students to discuss the challenges of their internship as well as the ethics, theory, research and policy involved.
A major in social work consists of a minimum of 18 courses.
Mercyhurst’s social work program is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.
Studying social work combines theory with practice, giving students first-hand experience with populations often served by social workers.
Our curriculum encompasses: human diversity, populations at risk, human behavior and social environment, social and economic justice, social work research, social welfare and policy, social work values, skills and practice.
Social Work students recently produced a documentary film titled “Let It Begin with Me: Putting an End to Youth Violence in Erie” to encourage unity and dialogue in the face of violence in our community.
Visit social service agencies in the region and explore the community problems addressed by these agencies.
Discuss issues surrounding services provided for children, including foster and adoptive home placement and treatment of behavioral problems.
Dive into the theories and skills needed to address crises you’ll face in your social work career.
The Social Work Program has developed relationships with many nonprofits in the Erie region where students have completed their internship experience.
Social Work majors produced a documentary titled, "Let it Begin with Me: Putting an End to Youth Violence in Erie.”
"What I wanted to be doing with my life was being something bigger than myself." Michelle has spent much of her college career serving others.