Education & Social Sciences

Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice

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Social Work

Do you have a desire to help people in need? Do you like interacting with people – discovering similarities, honoring differences? Are you the one your friends turn to when they need someone to listen? Are you concerned for human rights and want to see people treated fairly?

Social work may be your future.

Social work is about enhancing human well-being and ending social injustice. Social workers alleviate poverty, challenge oppression, and empower disenfranchised people.  We help individuals and families meet their personal challenges, and we address larger social problems that affect whole communities.

From Manchester University, social work graduates go forth believing that every person has value – and the right to grow and develop to her/his potential. Our graduates have the knowledge and skills needed to make a difference in people's lives, and they take those abilities into careers focused on addictions, disabilities, hunger, child abuse, older adults, domestic violence, unemployment, homelessness, family services, youth development, health care and mental health, and juvenile delinquency and crime.

MU social work graduates have the ability and conviction to change the world for people who most need the world to change. 

For more information about the Social Work Program, please contact: 
Barb J. Burdge, PhD, MSW
Associate Professor of Social Work
Social Work Program Director
ACEN 214, 260-982-5365
bjburdge@manchester.edu


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