Do you have a passion for working with people and advancing social justice? Are you interested in preparing for one of the fastest growing careers in the nation? Then the social work major, offered on our St. Paul campus, is the program for you! Gain skills and experience to enhance social justice and community engagement. You'll empower and improve the lives of individuals, groups, and families with a hybrid (on-campus and online) social work degree in St. Paul, offered through St. Kate's College for Adults.
Social work is a licensed profession. Our BSW students gain real-world work experience during 600 hours of field placement and graduate prepared to take the licensure exam required to practice social work in Minnesota. We prepare generalist social workers committed to professional ethics and values, service, social justice, and human rights. You will be prepared for careers in:
In the hybrid (on-campus and online) social work program, you will develop knowledge and skills in:
St. Catherine University credentials carry weight in the working world. Employers hire Katies because we’re well-rounded with deep entrepreneurial spirit. Plus, a St. Kate’s private, adult-centered education is more affordable than you might think!
Tuition rates are subject to change each June 1. Additional costs for the program will include fees for student services and technology, books, etc
The joint social work program at St. Catherine’s and St. Thomas received its first accreditation in 1974 from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Since that time, the St. Kate's–St. Thomas School of Social Work has successfully obtained reaffirmation of accreditation through 2019.
As St. Kate's and St. Thomas build independent social work programs, both universities will pursue accreditation through CSWE. The accrediting body will review our application and ultimately make a decision regarding accreditation by summer 2020.
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The path to a baccalaureate degree at St. Kate’s begins with a core curriculum that emphasizes intellectual inquiry and social teaching; challenging students to transformational leadership.
Our faculty are active researchers, industry and academic award winners and influential members of professional organizations. Most of all, they’re passionate, caring teachers.