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Integrated with ODU's liberal arts foundation, the Social Work program integrates the body of knowledge, professional values, and practical skills that prepare students for contemporary and future social work practice and education. 
Program highlights:
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work.
  • Minor and certificate available in Gerontology.
  • Field placement opportunities.
  • Small class sizes allow ODU professors to instruct and interact with students on a personal level.
  • Social Work Class

    Degrees & Courses

    Read the degree requirements and course descriptions, plus view a sample 4-year plan.

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    Careers & Outcomes

    Social Work graduates are qualified for careers in a wide range of social service settings.

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  • Social Work department

    Social Work Department

    Get to know ODU faculty members, view current news and events, and more.

    View Department Page
  • Student Organizations
    Phi Alpha

    Phi Alpha Honor Society, Rho Delta Chapter, promotes a closer bond among social sork students, and promotes humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers. The society invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.

    Social Work Action Taskforce

    The Social Work Action Taskforce (SWAT) is an Ohio Dominican University-based student organization that provides students with resources to develop academically, personally and professionally. SWAT gives students leadership opportunities through the planning and implementation of volunteer-based activities that emphasize service within our local and ODU community.

    For more information on these organizations, contact Dr. Martha Armstrong.
  • Accreditation
    CSWE logoOhio Dominican University's bachelor's degree in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation. Visit cswe.org.
  • ODU Social Work Student Handbook and Manual

    Ohio Dominican students may download PDFs of the ODU Social Work Program Student Handbook and Field Practicum Manual at the links below.

    Please note: If you are not logged in to a campus computer with you ODU credentials, you will be prompted for your login via myODU to access these materials. 

Janae Stokes - Social Work

ODU student Janae Stokes shares how Ohio Dominican University is helping prepare her for a rewarding career in social work.