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Social Work

Doing It Justice

Stephanie CraigWatch Associate Professor and Chair of Social Work Stephanie Craig talk about social justice and its role in social work in her Fast Class video.

Social Work

Social work students collaborating on a group assignment.

Social work is considered one of the fastest-growing fields by the U.S. Department of Labor, and if you have a passion for social justice and want to effect change, Keuka College’s social work program is ideal for you.

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Because of our commitment to experiential, hands-on learning, you’ll be able to make a difference in people’s lives starting your first day. By the time you graduate, you’ll be prepared for a variety of professions, including agency director, case worker, child welfare specialist, or intake counselor. You’ll also be given a firm foundation in the liberal arts and the professional experience needed to succeed in graduate school.

All social work students at Keuka, traditional undergraduate, and those in the Accelerated Studies for Adults Program (ASAP), are expected to finish a 416-hour Field Practicum before graduation. This provides you with significant hands-on field experience, better preparing you for your career. In addition, traditional undergraduates are responsible for completing a 140-hour Field Period internship each year. Keuka social work students have completed an array of Field Periods at sites such as the New York State Assembly and Golisano Children’s Hospital, and even served as missionaries in Uganda.

When the four years come to a close, you’ll have gained an understanding of real-life situations and the knowledge it takes to actively reduce social problems.