Undergraduate Degrees, Options & Minors

Social Work is a specialized degree that prepares students for generalist social work practice in a wide range of settings to work with children, youth, families and adults. The curriculum has a solid foundation in the liberal arts, focusing on the biological, psychological and social sciences, as well as the knowledge, skills and values of the social work profession. In addition to entry-level practice, the degree prepares students to pursue graduate education in social work and other related fields.

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) granted initial accreditation to the program in 1995. By continuing to meet the national academic standards of CSWE, the program’s accreditation was reaffirmed in 2015 for the full eight-year cycle, ending in 2023. The curriculum provides content in human behavior and the social environment, social welfare policy and services, practice theory and skills, research and field education. The field education component (450 supervised hours) provides students with a hands-on learning experience at human service agencies throughout New Hampshire. The curriculum integrates content on values and ethics, human diversity, populations-at-risk and the promotion of social and economic justice.

The Bachelor of Science in Social Work includes options in:

Coursework and field assignments focus on diversity, human behavior, social and economic justice and community action.

The Social Work Department offers minors in

The Social Work Department has a 2+2 Agreement with NHTI, Concord’s Community College.

Contact Us

Social Work Department

Department Chair:
Kristina Lind
Phone: 603-535-3077
Email: ksl1010@plymouth.edu

Hyde Hall 418
Phone: 603-535-2703
Email: sbanister@plymouth.edu (Suzanne Banister, Office Assistant)
Fax: 603-535-2854

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #57
Plymouth, NH 03264

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