Social Work Students

Vera Walliser, (second from left) with fellow 2010 graduates, Terra Neilson, Celeste Goulding, and Tia Navarro
 
Vera Walliser, (second from left) with fellow 2010 graduates, Terra Neilson, Celeste Goulding, and Tia Navarro
 
"I came to Pacific University from Switzerland in search of new challenges. The social work program has allowed me to thrive in an empowering environment that provided not only advising and lectures, but also lasting friendships, motivation and inspiration. Senior year, I completed a 440 hour practicum at the Washington County Juvenile Department where I developed an 11-week program for youth where they learned to work with horses. The faculty at Pacific provided me with confidence to seek further challenges in life by pursuing graduate school — and realize my goal to become a successful social worker and equine therapist!"   — Vera Walliser, Class of 2010

 

 

Jean Laschever and Celeste Goulding testifying before the Portland City Council on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Jean Laschever and Celeste Goulding testifying before the Portland City Council on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Year Practicum

All students participating in Senior Practicum are required to adhere to professional standards. Please review the Official Agreement for Social Work students entering Senior Year Practicum

About the Claire Angevin Argow Scholarship

Each year, the social work program awards the Claire Agevin Argow Scholarship to an outstanding student in social work. Scholarship recipients demonstrate the commitment to social justice, equality and social change so central to the life of Claire Argow. 
Pacific’s social work program is named the Claire Angevin Argow Social Work Program. A recipient of the Outstanding Women of Oregon Award, Argow was a pioneer among women and a tireless advocate for social justice.

Majoring in Social Work

Students interested in pursuing a major in social work at Pacific University must apply to the program. Application materials and instructions are available online under Application Process. Materials are also available from faculty within the social work program.

Current Students

Current social work students should each have a copy of the field manual and program handbook. 

Field Manual (pdf)

Cover of the Social Work Field Manual

Program Handbook (pdf)

Social Work Club

The social work program has an active Social Work Club. You do not have to be a social work major to participate in club activities.