Social Work

A bachelor’s of Social Work from Roberts Wesleyan will equip you to come along side and collaborate with those who are oppressed and vulnerable and to advocate for those whose voices are not heard.

Program Highlights

PREPARE FOR YOUR CAREER

Participate in field work/internships locally or nationally in both your junior and senior years.

GAIN HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

Gain practical interviewing skills in the Salvation Army Interviewing Lab and learn crisis intervention skills in the Emergency Room Trauma Simulation Lab.

SAVE TIME

with the B.S. in Social Work 3 year program

Student Social Work Association

Be involved in a student lead community, promoting social change (SSWA) 

B.S. Program Credits: 124

General Education:B.S. 60

Major/Concentration: B.S. 60

Standard Completion Time

B.S. Four Year Program,
Three Year Program


Accreditation
CSWE

What Will I Learn?

Students will be introduced to the field of social work in the first two years of the program. The last two years focus on the social work major. Students will get hands on, practical skill development in practice labs and field work. 

Where Will It Take Me?

Field Placements

  • Brockport Central school district
  • Big Brother Big Sister of Greater Rochester
  • Department of Corrections
  • Highland Hospital
  • Salvation Army
  • University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Hillside Family Agencies

Careers

  • Case managers
  • Advocates
  • Mediators
  • Brokers
  • Change agents

Grad Schools

  • Greater Rochester Collaborative MSW
  • University at Buffalo
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Albany
  • University of South Carolina

Alumni Success

Amanda Rudd '05

Private Psychotherapist
Self Employed

Maria Hogan '15

Resident Tech
Hannah's Haven, A Teen Challenge Center

Michelle Kettinger '09

Oncology Social Worker
Wilmot Cancer Center
Strong Infusion Center at Highland Hospital

Shawn Gianforte '13

Safe Haven Liaison
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
Canandaigua VA Medical Center

Who Will I Meet?

Rebekah Crofford, Professor of Social Work

Rebekah Crofford, PhD, LCSWR, RPTS has been in the field of social work for more than 20 years.  Throughout her career she has worked predominately with children and families where there are multiple risk factors. She specializes in play therapy.  She recently traveled to Jacmel, Haiti where she conducted community trainings and needs assessments.  Her most recent co-authored publication is titled: Early onset schizophrenia and school social work, published in the Journal of Social Work Practice (2015). She and her family provide foster care to children in Erie County, NY.  She has a husband of 22 years and 3 children whom she takes great delight in.

 

Karrie Roch, Social Work '16

As a student at Roberts, I learned how to put my education into practice through simulation labs, trainings, and field placements. I enjoy that the social work department provides several opportunities for hands-on learning experiences, which helped to build my confidence. Integrating faith and learning has also been a key factor in my learning experience. Roberts has shaped me into a culturally competent social worker.

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Contact Us

Carpenter Hall

Richards_Megan@Roberts.edu

(585) 594-6467

Visit the Department of Social Work Page