Social Work

The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies offers a major in social work. The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program at Fairfield University prepares graduates for beginning practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. The BSW curriculum is conceptualized within a generalist framework incorporating a solid foundation of coursework in social work knowledge, values and skills, interdisciplinary and interprofessional cooperation, social justice activism, research, and policy practice. 


BSW Program Outcomes

The curriculum and learning goals reflect the competencies necessary for beginning social work practice and the accreditation requirements of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Upon completion of the BSW Program, graduates will be:

  • Competent in the methods and skills of engagement, assessment, and intervention with individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations.
  • Competent in analyzing, developing and advocating for policies that serve the needs of a diverse society and vulnerable populations.
  • Ready to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration, with professional and community partners.
  • Competent in, and committed to undertaking social work research.
  • Men and women for others, recognizing social inequities and intervening as leaders for social change.