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Specialize in Forensic Social Work, Medical Social Work, Behavioral Health/Addictions Social Work & School Social Work

Beginning in fall 2016, Seton Hill social work majors will be able to earn a B.S.W. with a specialization in any of these four growing career fields. Find out more here!

Seton Hill’s Social Work Majors Graduate with Experience In:

  • Developing a professional proposal for a new organization or service, including budget and needs assessment.
  • Creating policies for a human service organization. (Seton Hill students worked with the Blackburn Center to create the spirituality policy that the Center uses today.)
  • Independent research. (A recent social work student discovered a significant improvement in the mental health of teens in a group home after they participated in a dance exercise program.)
  • Day to day operations in a local human service organization, through a faculty-directed social work field learning experience.

Advanced Standing for Graduate Study

Seton Hill’s Social Work Program prepares students for careers and graduate level study. Our accreditation status allows students graduating with a Bachelor of Social Work degree to receive advanced standing toward a master’s program in social work. This means that after completion of the Social Work Program at Seton Hill, you may able to complete a master’s degree in as little as three semesters!

Student Clubs

  • Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everywhere) is the social work club at Seton Hill. As a member, you’ll join with other students who are actively involved in the local community to participate in service and educational events and projects on and off the Hill.
  • Phi Alpha National Honor Society, the national honor society for social work, has a student chapter at Seton Hill.


Seton Hill University has ongoing partnerships with the Blackburn Center, Westmoreland County Children's Bureau and Family Services of Western Pennsylvania. Our students enjoy singular opportunities to work with these organizations.


The Seton Hill Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States. As part of this accreditation, Seton Hill University measures and reports student learning outcomes in the Social Work Program. Click here to download the Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes.