Social Work was recently listed as one of the top five "hot
hiring potential" careers by the National Association of Colleges
and Employers (2012). The job growth for social work is projected
to be at least 16% in the next decade according to the Department
of Labor Statistics. And a BSW is the only undergraduate human
service degree that allows for licensing upon graduation.
As a Social Work professional you
will discover endless career opportunities. You can have a rewarding
and satisfying job helping others improve their lives, their families
and their communities!
Enroll in Avila's CSWE accredited BSW program and become "the
change you want to see in the world." (Mahatma Gandhi)
Avila's program has a reputation for excellence in social work education
in the Kansas City region and beyond.
Why choose an Avila BSW?
for more Social Work Facts
here for testimonials from three social workers who are currently
in the field and share their experiences.
Avila 2013 Social Work
Samantha Smith receives the Outstanding Social Work Student award from Dr. Francis Origanti, Social Work Chair.
Kendra Hough- Floryancic accepts the Dorothy Gallagher award from Dr. Francis Origanti, Social Work Chair.
here to read more about past recipients of the Dorothy Gallagher
Award and here
to read about past recipients of the Outstanding Social Work Student award.
Avila University Social Work Class of 2014
Penny Clodfelter, LCSW, LMSW, Program Manager at the Kansas City
Family & Juvenile Drug Court, was awarded the 2013 Field Instructor of the Year at the Social Work Senior Colloquium. Pictured left to right - Senior Tina Johnson, her Field Instructor Penny Clodfelter, Assistant Director of Field Education, Corinne Kritikos, and Director of Field Education, Lindee Petersen Wilson.
Karen Rowinski '06 (center) receives the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 2013 Avila Alumni Award from Dr. Ron Slepitza and Lindee Petersen Wilson, Assistant Professor of Social Work.