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The Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) Program prepares students to provide services to individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities, including case management, assessments, treatment planning, and goal setting. Students learn the foundation social work skills and theories that assist clients in their daily lives. The Program emphasizes the ability to work with diverse clients in a variety of settings and examines how individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities impact one another. Students develop critical thinking skills and become familiar with research-based practice as well as social justice issues. Students may complete the BSSW on a full-time or part-time basis. The BSSW Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). We offer the Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) degree to select individuals who meet the prerequisite criteria. The program prepares students for generalist practice social work with individuals, groups, communities, and organizations. Students take 60 credits of social work courses, including two internships and an Introduction to Public Health course.
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Saint Francis University

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Saint Francis University is one of the oldest Catholic universities in the country, and the oldest dedicated to Franciscan values. It is an inclusive learning community that started with six friars from Ireland in 1847. The university is one of the first 20 Catholic universities and the first Franciscan college to be founded in the United States. Academics are deeply grounded in the traditions of the liberal arts, with an emphasis on developing the students into a well-rounded, impactful individual with a passion and a drive for excellence.
The Students can choose from more than 50 academic programs of study. It educates the persons of all faiths in an environment inspired by Catholic values. At the university, students will find broad intellectual development coupled with career directed studies in the sciences, healthcare, business and the humanities. Students can choose from several graduate programs in business, education, healthcare, and more. At the graduate level, they will find scholarship and support from professors, administrators and the fellow students. Saint Francis is located in Loretto, Pennsylvania about two hours east of Pittsburgh and near major routes in Pennsylvania traveling east and west, north and south .
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