Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education


School of Adult and Graduate Education

Traditional Admissions

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

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

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

What Is Social Work?

Simply put, social workers are individuals who help other people live their best lives. Social work, by definition, is the professional activity of helping individuals, groups or communities enhance or restore their capacity for social functioning. As a trained social worker, you will be able to have a profound influence on your local community, the global community and the future of society as a whole. Here at Cedar Crest College, we are committed to preparing social work professionals who will strive to alleviate poverty, oppression, and discrimination through a dedicated advocacy for social and economic justice.

Social Work Student

The Versatility of a Social Work Degree

By pursuing a bachelor’s degree in social work (B.S.W.), you are opening the door to a future career that is meaningful, diverse, satisfying, challenging, principled, and highly adaptable. In fact, there may be more career paths open to you than you dreamed possible.

As you already know, the profession of social work offers tremendous emotional rewards. What you may not know about the B.S.W.:

Career Opportunities for a B.S.W.

Many career paths will be open to you after you earn your bachelor’s degree in social work. Here are just some of the occupations or organizations for which this major is well suited. (Additional training may be required for some of them.)

For More Information

Contact these professional organizations for additional information on the field and study of social work.



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