Got a big heart? Ready to fight the good fight? Few career paths lead to the heart of our Jesuit mission of caring for others than social workers. Our program takes your passion and transforms you into a professional capable of empowering individuals, families and communities by connecting them with resources and advocating for social change.
of of Xavier graduates are employed, enrolled in a full-time graduate program or volunteering within 90 days of graduation.
STAND OUT THAT'S THE XAVIER DIFFERENCE
Spend time in a local or regional social service organization and work directly with clients under the supervision of an experienced social worker.
Between the Student Social Work Organization and Phi Alpha National Honor Society, you'll gain a closer bond among social work students and participate in activities that enhance your Xavier experience.
In a rapidly aging society, the need for social workers with knowledge of older adult care is crucial. At Xavier, your classes will provide knowledge, values and skills to prepare you to work with the fastest growing age group—85 years and up.
Care for the Whole Person
During your four years here, focus on a holistic approach to social work that's centered on the overall health and wellness of individuals and communities. In the Jesuit tradition, we call that Cura Personalis.
Average size of classes
Partnerships with local nonprofit organizations for fieldwork
Xavier graduates across the globe
Students have access to a mentor
Leave Xavier ready to enter the job market. Graduates of the program go on to have rewarding careers in many areas, including
- Adult and children's protective services
- Services for housing and homelessness
- Client advocacy
- Older adult living communities
- Women's crisis centers
- Foster care services
- Services for those with developmental delays and disabilities
- Social services for families and for seniors