The Social Work Program is only offered at the Romeoville Campus.
A Social Work major at Lewis University is required to take courses totaling 128 semester hours in three broad categories—General Education, Social Work (core courses and electives), and General Electives. The Lewis University program has been awarded initial accreditation through 2017 by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation.
The Department of Social Work at Lewis University seeks to educate generalist practice social workers who exhibit integrity and follow ethical principles. Supported by a Catholic and Lasallian heritage, social work students engage in an education that is dedicated to advancing social and economic justice and the wellbeing and quality of life of individuals, groups, families in urban and suburban communities. Social work students know and respect diversity, respond to context, think critically, understand and utilize research, and are committed to the pursuit of lifelong learning and professional development.
The mission and goals of the program at Lewis University are consistent with and built upon the CSWE standards and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics. The program is committed to improving the well-being of individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations by graduating students who are proactive in responding to the needs of others and furthering the goals of social justice.
STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE:
Only students who graduate from a CSWE accredited program are eligible to apply for the social work licensure in the State of Illinois. For more information on licensure, contact www.idfpr.com.
Amanda recently accepted an internship in the Master of Social Work Advanced Standing program at Aurora University.
The Naperville North alumnus graduated with honors and a bachelor’s degree in Social Work.
During Amanda's previous internship in the Family Advocacy Center at Family Focus Aurora, she used her passion for helping children and families by providing parenting classes, home visits, court advocacy and group work.