Accreditation

The Bachelor of Social Work program at the University of Saint Francis is accredited through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The program is accredited through June 2019.

A degree from a CSWE-accredited program offers several advantages. With a Bachelor of Social Work from USF, you may:

  • Apply for state licensure as a professional social worker. View the Social Work License Map or your state’s government website for additional information.
  • Apply for advanced standing in a CSWE-accredited Master of Social Work program. If accepted, fewer credit hours may be required for you to graduate. Find out which programs have advanced standing.
  • Find several employment options in a wide variety of settings such as community mental health centers; domestic violence shelters; hospitals; hospices; social service agencies serving children, youth, families and older adults; schools; child welfare; probation; veterans services; nursing homes; adult or child protective services; rehabilitation centers; group homes for adults with developmental disabilities; or work training programs.
  • Qualify for loan forgiveness through the Higher Education Act and College Costs Reduction Act of 2007.

CSWE requires each accredited social work program to create and implement a program assessment plan. USF’s Bachelor of Social Work program completes this plan on an annual basis. Recent summaries of our evaluation results are available: