May you be the change you would
like to see in the world.
The profession of social work is concerned with fostering the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities and with social justice. It is a profession that emphasizes making a difference in the world in which we live through service and leadership.
Social Work is the only undergraduate major that prepares you for immediate entry into direct human service professional positions--ready to excel in the work and ready to undertake graduate work in social work.
The program in Social Work at Providence College is recognized by employers for providing exceptional education in social work. The superior academic preparation provided by our program leads to the possibility of advanced placement in graduate schools of Social Work.
The major, nationally accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), combines classroom learning and professionally supervised internships during which you are involved with the actual practice of social work, preparing you with the knowledge and skills needed to function competently and effectively in a professional helping capacity with individuals, families, groups, and communities.
Upholding our educational promise to students means that the focus is on you. You will have direct access to faculty who know you by name and are interested in your goals and aspirations.
News & Announcements
October 17, 2012, 5:30 - Third Annual School Work Graduate Panel
Come to hear what graduates of our program are now doing and make network for the future.
April 17, 2013 - Senior Thesis Presentation
Phillips Memorial Library Commons (the Pit)
May 5, 2013, 5:00 pm - Senior Dinner
4/24/2012 -The Department of Social Work at PC has been awarded the National Association of Social Workers Rhode Island (NASW-RI) Chapter 2012 President's Award.
PC is honored for our work in the following areas:
Furthering the mission of NASW-RI
Promoting social and economic justice through an intensive social action curriculum
Our partnership with NASW-RI) in both clinical and social justice educational activities
Our emphasis on cross cultural competence and ethical standards
Our commitment to high quality faculty
Our active role in supporting the Annual Social Work Legislative Education and Advocacy Day at the Rhode Island State House
Our outstanding work with the community through field education opportunities