"Social Work prepared me more in internal
management skills, advocacy, public policy, community organizing, and
human behavior than any other field possibly could..."
- Eric Easley '02
Social Work provides a high quality educational experience, which serves a diverse population, contributes to the enhancement of social service delivery systems, and improves the quality of life for some of our nation's most vulnerable at-risk populations.
Our program boasts a proud tradition of supporting social services in the west central Illinois region and throughout the state of Illinois.
Our faculty is dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarly and professional activities, and the furthering of social and economic justice for all persons.
- child welfare
- mental health
- domestic violence
Why Choose Social Work at WIU?
Social work curricula are required to include both a liberal arts foundation and social work foundation courses. The Social Work curriculum includes units and case studies that highlight Diversity, Promotion of Social and Economic Justice, and Populations-at-Risk.
Some of Our Alumni
- Tammy Becker, Program Manager, Living Lands and Waters
- Clare Entrup, Post-Placement Director, Adoption Bridges of Kentucky