Social Work

Few career paths lead to the heart of our Jesuit mission of helping others more directly than does the profession of social work. Our program transforms you into a professional who empowers individuals, families and communities by connecting them with resources and advocating for social change.


of students are employed, attending grad school or working in service or volunteer positions within six months of graduation.


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Professional Practice

Spend time in a local or regional social service organization and work directly with clients under the supervision of an experienced social worker.

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Student Involvement

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.

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Cultural Competence

Social workers engage with clients from many backgrounds. Learn about multiple "isms" and how they intersect with social problems, social institutions, ethical decision making, and designing solutions.

Welcome to the Family

Four Years That Will Change Your Life.

After Graduation

Xavier graduates have a high passing rate on the Ohio licensure exam and are ready to enter the job market or apply to graduate programs for social work, public health, counseling, or law school. Graduates 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
  • Medical or Forensic Social Work
  • Case Management
  • Women's crisis centers and victim advocacy
  • Foster care services
  • Coalitions for social problems like homelessness
  • Services for those with developmental delays and disabilities
  • Social services for families and for seniors
  • Mental Health and Addiction Services


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