Social Work

  1. 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


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


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


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


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 Can 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


  • 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?


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

(585) 594-6467

Visit the Department of Social Work Page