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Bachelor of Social Work

Stand up to help others stand on their own

Your enrollment in the program’s generalist practice emphasis prepares you to become an ethical professional with the knowledge and skills to support social and economic justice as you serve and strengthen individuals, families and communities. The social work program combines classroom experiences designed to lay the foundation for a lifetime of knowledge with field work opportunities for you to apply that knowledge in a real world environment.

The Fontbonne social work program is newly accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and utilizes the most current knowledge, values and skills in social work education and professional practice.

Program Highlights

At Fontbonne, our mission is tied closely to answering the call to serve others with compassion and dignity. As part of our program, you will be prepared for career success as well as lifelong learning, a necessary skill for promoting social and economic justice in our communities.

  • Unique coursework grounded in Fontbonne’s Catholic heritage and the benefit of spirituality and religion in practice
  • A campus-wide focus on “serving the dear neighbor without distinction”
  • Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • A curriculum developed with the latest methods, theory, and information
  • Learning in the classroom and in the field
  • Faculty share their real-world experience in theory and practice classes
  • Preparation for licensure (LBSW or LBSW-IP) in Missouri
  • Student selected field placements through more than 450 field placement agencies
  • Receive advance standing in your chosen Master’s of Social Work program – this can reduce the time needed to graduate!
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Social Work Career Opportunities

Learn more about what a degree in Social Work can mean for your career. 

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Recent Interviews

  • 24th Circuit Children’s Division
  • Adult Day Care
  • Crime Victim Advocacy
  • Bayless School
  • Behavior Solutions, Inc.
  • BJC Hospice
  • Bootheel Counseling Services and Rural Health Clinic
  • Catholic Charities
  • Child Health and Advocacy Center
  • City Garden Project
  • Decision Point Counseling
  • Doer Center for Social Justice Education and Research
  • Epworth Children and Family Services
  • Fresnius  Medical Services

  • Kirkwood High School
  • Illinois Center for Autism
  • Legal Advocates
  • Lutheran Family And Senior Services
  • NASW Missouri Chapter
  • Nazareth Living Center
  • Memory Care Solutions
  • Mental Health America East MO
  • St. Mary’s Hospital
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  • St. Louis County Department of Human Services
  • St. Louis University Student Health and Counseling
  • Veteran’s Home and Services
  • Victim Services of St. Louis County

Graduate Successes

  • Carolyn Compton ’14: Neighborhood Advocate for the Central West End Neighborhood Security Initiative
  • Samantha Gildehaus ’15: Case Management Counselor, Crisis Nursery, Washington, Mo.
  • Treniece King ’14: Social Worker, St. Louis Special School District
  • Brandi Palmisano ’15: Social Worker, Decision Point Counseling, Inc.
  • Doreen Colenberg ’15: Social Worker, Places for People
  • Holly Kennedy ’15: Social Worker, Fox School District
  • Destiny Poertner ’14: Social Worker, Division of Family Services

Bachelor of Social Work

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6800 Wydown Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105


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