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Global Social Justice

Like minded students live and learn together.

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Why Choose
Cedar Crest?
  • Personalized attention
  • Average class size <20
  • Women's leadership opportunities
  • Flexibility to add dual major, minor

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

Contact:

Social Work Major
Maynard L. Cressman, M.S.W.
Associate Professor/ Director, Social Work
mlcressm@cedarcrest.edu
610-606-4666 Ext. 3502

Gerontology and Global Social Justice
Suzanne Weaver, M.S.W., L.S.W., A.C.S.W.
Professor
slweaver@cedarcrest.edu
610-606-4666 Ext. 3500

Child Welfare
Kathleen Boland, Ph.D., M.S.W., L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W.
Professor
kpboland@cedarcrest.edu
610-606-4666 Ext. 3499


Social Work Major

For over 100 years, social workers have provided life-changing services to millions of people, both locally and globally. By selecting social work as your major field of study, you are confirming your commitment as an advocate for social justice, relief from human suffering, and the restoration of human dignity. As a social work major at Cedar Crest, you will benefit from a strong foundation gained from classroom instruction, coursework, and dialogue guided by a faculty of licensed clinical social workers. You will also experience numerous and diverse opportunities to participate in community service programs throughout the course of your education.

Learn more about the Cedar Crest Advantage.

Career Options for Social Work Majors

Many career paths will be open to you after you earn your bachelor’s degree in social work. Some of our program’s recent graduates are currently employed as:

  • Medical social workers in hospitals
  • Social workers in long-term care facilities
  • Psychiatric social workers in mental health settings
  • Counselors in substance abuse agencies
  • Counselors in family service agencies
  • Employee assistance counselors in occupational settings
  • Social workers in child welfare, day care, and Head Start agencies

Learn more about this field and career opportunities for social work graduates on our What Is Social Work? page.