Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work | College of Science and Health Professions
Edinboro University

Make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities.

As a social worker, you will have the unique ability to improve the human condition. Whether you’re assisting children and families, victims of substance abuse, veterans or the elderly, you will be trained to assess their biological, psychological, sociological, cultural and spiritual strengths and needs. You will then be able to direct them to the resources, services and opportunities they need. It all starts with the Bachelor of Social Work at Edinboro University.

Our program is built on the core values of the social work profession - service, social justice, the dignity and worth of the person, the importance of human relationships, integrity and competence. Through our curriculum, you’ll learn about human behavior, social welfare, government policy and ethics. In addition, you will have extensive opportunities to develop and apply your skills outside the classroom.

You will graduate with a broad knowledge of the profession and a commitment to providing compassionate, appropriate care in a variety of settings.

Our program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Connect people to much-needed resources.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of social work is projected to grow by 15% during the next 10 years - faster than most other occupations.

Internships provide capstone experiences.

During your final semester of the Bachelor of Social Work program, you will have the opportunity for extensive hands-on learning through an internship with a social service organization. You will spend four full days per week at your internship site and work under the supervision of a professional social worker. This experience not only enhances your education, but also provides networking opportunities that often lead to full-time employment after graduation. Sites include:



Nursing homes

Child welfare agencies


Drug and alcohol treatment facilities

Veterans’ agencies

Women’s shelters

Start thinking about the Advanced Standing Master of Social Work.

It’s never too soon to start thinking about what comes after your undergraduate degree. Many Bachelor of Social Work graduates go on to complete the Master of Social Work (MSW) and obtain licensure, which opens up additional clinical and professional possibilities. Once you have your BSW degree, you can complete your MSW in just 15 months, either on campus or online, through our Advanced Standing Master of Social Work. Here’s what you’ll need to apply for the program:

Your Bachelor of Social Work degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Copies of field internship evaluations.

A supportive letter from your undergraduate field supervisor.

A personal statement of your commitment to the field.

Two letters of reference that show your readiness for advanced social work practice.

Prepare for a rewarding career.


Dr. Hilary Copp, Program Director
Phone: 814.732.2013

Edinboro University

219 Meadville St, Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814.732.2000