The Social Work BSW program at Ferris State University opens a variety of doors for your career options and prepares you to serve in your community. It's a rewarding profession. Social workers help to bring about individual and social change. Examples include helping delinquent youth change their disruptive behavior, improving an abused child's chances of emotional and physical survival by providing supportive family services or locating alternate placement, helping alcoholics change their self-destructive habits, assisting communities in providing better housing for the elderly, or working professionally and politically to help our nation improve its policies and programs for the poor and unemployed.
This comprehensive program gives you solid preparation to enter the social work field as a generalist professional, built around a practice model that is appropriate for a wide variety of human service settings, including child and youth programs, mental health and substance abuse agencies, senior centers, long-term care facilities, employment agencies, and court systems. The positions you will be ready for include child welfare worker, case manager, parole officer, client advocate, and program coordinator. Also, the program enables you to continue your education in graduate school—a necessary step for those wishing to advance in management and clinical positions.
The B.S.W. program at Ferris has been accredited since 1989 by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Since achieving accreditation, the Social Work program has continued to provide an important and rich academic opportunity at Ferris.