The program is fully accredited by the national Council of Social Work Education.
The MacMurray BSW program prides itself on small class sizes (typically 10-15 students), allowing for greater face-to-face time with experienced faculty.
Graduates obtain Advanced Standing in Master’s of Social Work Programs, which accelerates completion of the MSW to one year’s worth of credits. Other Bachelor degrees require two full years of Master’s level work for the MSW.
As a practice profession, the BSW program provides service learning opportunities to put what students are learning into practice: Senior year practicum requires 400 hours in a community agency setting and there is integration of 45 additional hours service learning with coursework.
The Social Work Program provides opportunities for double-majors in Spanish; Deaf and Hard of Hearing; Psychology or Criminal Justice.
State agencies such as the Department of Children and Family Services score the BSW as the preferred degree for employment.
MacMurray BSW alumni live and practice in 21 different states in the U.S.
Adjunct faculty in the program are seasoned social work practitioners in health/hospital, family, and military practice settings.
Students may be inducted into the Phi Alpha Honor Society (Zeta Omega Chapter). Phi Alpha students have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement. There have been 94 inducted into Phi Alpha in the 20-year tenure of the program.