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Our Mission

“The mission of the School of Social Work and Human Services of Kentucky Christian University is to prepare students for careers as Christian human service professionals.”


 

When people have problems, are you the one they turn to? Are you a concerned listener and willing to help? If this sounds like you, Social Work or Counseling Psychology may be a great career choice for you! As a matter of fact, KCU’s School of Social Work & Human Services mission is to prepare students for careers as Christian human service professionals. Graduates of our School are well prepared for practice as entry level workers in social service agencies as well as for graduate education or graduate school in their chosen field.

The School of Social Work and Human Services houses two separate degree programs:

Bachelor of Science, Counseling Psychology

Bachelor of Social Work

The uniqueness of our School is that graduates are well equipped to work with clients from diverse backgrounds without imposing their own values on their clients. Additionally, each program’s curriculum is infused with a Christ centered approach which supports students’ character development and brings a strong sense of purpose to their career choice.

In addition to classroom instruction, both degree programs offer opportunities for students to experience the “real world” through service projects, international service opportunities, professional conferences, agency volunteer experiences, and a practicum (internship) in a social service agency.

The Bachelor of Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Social Work Handbook 2018
KCU Academic Catalog
CHEA Annual Report 2017-2018


Recent News

Best Counseling Degree BadgeKCU was recently named as one of the “Top 25 Small Colleges for a Counseling Degree“. Learn more…

KCU’s Bachelor of Social Work program launched its first international practicum placement in Jamaica in the spring of 2014. Two senior social work students had their practicum experience in an orphanage near Montego Bay.

KCU’s Bachelor of Counseling Psychology students attended the Clinical Applications of the Principles and Treatment of Addictions and Substance Abuse (CAPTASA) professional conference in the spring of 2014

Prepared for the World

“KCU was more than a University, it was also a home for me. Professors didn’t just worry about my grades, but
they knew about my life, provided counsel, encouraged me, and pushed me to grow. I felt that my education for
ministry was amazing and really helped prepare me for ministry. A lot of my spiritual mentors have come out of
KCU and also some lifelong friendships with fellow students. KCU might not be the biggest school, but it has one
of the biggest hearts.”

Cady Wurtz, Class of 2017 Graduate School

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