Social Work

Social Work

The Social Work Program at Cecil College is based on a foundation in the liberal arts, and provides preparation for employment in social work, social services and other fields of human service. We have excellent collaboration and articulation agreements with Salisbury University so that our Social Work students can transfer 70 credits seamlessly to continue on to obtain their undergraduate and/or graduate degrees. Social Work courses focus on examination of the social welfare system, introduction to social work as a profession, the interview process, society's response to human needs, the structure for the delivery of human services and the behavioral sciences.

Essential elements and principals involved in development, organization, supervision, promotion and evaluation of various types of community-based programs are also examined. Emphasis is directed to student acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary for succeeding as a team member in various social/human service environs.

Graduates of the Cecil College program who have completed the associate degree in Social Work with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher will be granted admission to Salisbury University as a social work major.

However, selection to the Salisbury University’s Social Work Professional Program is determined by the academic competitiveness of each applicant.

In compliance with the Council on Social Work Education's accreditation requirements, a student's admission to the social work professional program occurs during the fall of the student's junior year and requires an overall 2.5 cumulative GPA and a 2.7 cumulative GPA in social work. Only matriculated Salisbury University students in good academic standing can be considered for program acceptance. Specific information regarding requirements for the program can be found in the Social Work Undergraduate Student Handbook.