Bachelor of Social Work

Major

Engage in classroom learning and fieldwork and develop the skills to effect change for individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the bachelor of social work program provides students with the opportunity to study generalist social work practice with a focus on diversity, cultural competence and social justice.

Customize field experiences around your passions and learn in a secular, welcoming and tolerant atmosphere. Benefit from our partnerships with top-notch practicum sites in the Portland, Ore., region and join the Social Work Club, a forum for developing and strengthening friendships among students and faculty members.

BSW Program Results of CSWE Competencies Assessments

Headlines

Daisy Rizo '17, MSW '18 is able to combine her passion for social work with her desire to assist other Latinos.

MSW students and staff attending the walk

Students and staff from the Pacific University Master of Social Work program attended the Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention in Eugene, OR on September 30. The walk is organized by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention whose goal is to reduce the annual suicide rate.

In high school, Elaine Charpentier Philippi was told she wouldn't amount to much. She turned those words upside down, returning to school for a social work degree. Today, she helps other young students find opportunity.