School of Social Work & Human Services
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).
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