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In their words
House, Class of 2014
Bachelor of Social Work with a psychology minor
"Social work is like a math problem with often more
than one right answer. Like all of those tests students
love taking, the goal is to find the 'most right'
Katya Shkurkin, director
Social Work Program (M.)
Department overview •
Community services (M.) •
Community services and
social work internships • Criminal
justice (M., m.) • Legal studies (m.) •
Social work (M.) • Sociology and
Cultural Anthropology (M., m.) • Women's
studies (M.) • Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series
The Pacific Northwest's best kept secret is the Saint Martin's
University Bachelor of Social Work. The BSW is also the launching
pad for skilled, ethical, evidence-based practitioners and
competitive applicants for advanced status entry into graduate
programs and social work.
Beginning with the students' inspired good intentions, our
program and teaching methods place special emphasis on
social justice and cultural competence. Rooted in universal
principles such as service, compassion and discipline, the Saint
Martin's University BSW program produces thoughtful,
knowledgeable, caring and visionary community leaders.
BSW students graduate prepared for their careers through our
interdisciplinary, theoretical and practical curriculum. BSW
graduates are among the most respected, educated and prepared
practitioners in the social work profession.
The Saint Martin's BSW program is distinguished by:
- A nurturing, tight-knit community that
- Deeply caring faculty with extensive
- Direct student access to faculty and program
- Stimulating balance of class and field work
- Dedication to diversity and social justice
- Three semesters of internship throughout
program (600 hours total)
- Advocacy, activism and volunteer activities
through access to local government
Although all departments participate in Saint Martin's University's FOCUS program for credit for life experience, the BSW program does not grant FOCUS credit for fulfillment of required social work courses.