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Department of Social Work
  • Capital University's Social Work Program educates students for generalist social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. The program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (since 1974). Graduates from the program are eligible for licensure by the CSWMFT Board of Ohio.

    Social Work Major
    Social Work Student Handbook
    Social Work Minor
    Careers in Social Work
    Field Experience
    Student Social Workers Association
    Online Course Bulletin  


    Students who have already been accepted to the University can apply for the Bachelor of Social Work program by completing and returning the Social Work Application and Reference Form (PDF).

    Mission of the Social Work Department

    The mission of the social work program is to prepare students for generalist practice across rural and urban settings. Students become aware of their responsibility for continued professional growth and are committed to the alleviation of poverty, oppression, and discrimination. The program is committed to knowledge building based on the principal of social and economic justice, within a global context to all people throughout the region and nation at large.


    The social work program at Capital University is fully accredited by The Council on Social Work Education. Only graduates from an accredited program can:

    • Be licensed to practice
    • Be defined and hired as social workers under many federal regulations
    • Be eligible for a one year Master of Social Work program offered by several institutions

    The Social Work Program and Faculty

    The social work program is committed to the professional Code of Ethics. The department of social work educates students to be effective and knowledgeable licensed social workers, prepared for generalist practice in rural and urban settings, aware of their responsibility for continued professional growth and development, committed to the alleviation of poverty, oppression and discrimination, and dedicated to social justice and the enhancement of quality of life for people worldwide.

    The social work faculty maintains personal relationships with students through classes that enhance your personal and professional development and provide you with a variety of learning opportunities.

    Social Work Resources

    National Association of Social Workers
    Council on Social Work Education
    Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapy Board of Ohio
    Social Workers: Help Starts Here