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Our Mission

“The mission of the School of Social Work and Behavioral Health 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 & Behavioral Health 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 Behavioral Health 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
Kentucky Christian University Council on Social Work Education Assessment Outcomes – 2018-2019


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

Opportunity to Use My Abilities for God

“At KCU I was able to learn under the guidance of the best ministry professors and administrators. KCU gave me
my first opportunity to use my abilities for God. KCU gave me an opportunity to excel athletically, artistically, and
academically. But most of all, when I look back on my time at KCU, I will remember the people. I will remember the
smiles, I will remember the laughs my friends and I shared. KCU is a family and one I am very proud to be in.”

Cody Sabol, Class of 2017

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