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Social Work Program

The Fontbonne social work program is newly accredited by the Council for Social Work Education and utilizes the most current knowledge, values and skills in social work education and professional practice.


The program’s generalist practice emphasis prepares students to become ethical professionals with the knowledge and skills to support social and economic justice as they serve and strengthen individuals, families and communities. The social work program combines classroom experiences, designed to lay the foundation for a lifetime of knowledge, with field work, opportunities for student to apply that knowledge in a real world environment.

social work student profiles

Program Higlights

  • New program developed with the latest methods, theory and information
  • Combination of classroom and field education
  • Three categories of coursework: introductory, core and practice
  • Faculty are social workers and practicing professionals
  • Preparation for LBSW or LBSW-IP exams or for graduate school
  • Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • Student selected field placements from over 220 field placement agencies
  • Social networking and activities to connect students and alums
  • Advance standing for Fontbonne BSW graduates at MSW programs
  • Accelerated graduate program in Nonprofit Management
Social Work students work with the Rural Parish Workers, Cadet, MO.Social Work students work with the Rural Parish Workers, Cadet, MO. The Building Communities: Rural Outreach Project was created by the social work department and funded by Fontbonne Community Connections.

Recent Internships

In-Field Learning

  • Fall Semester trip to Washington D.C: Legislative Advocacy Federal Government
  • Spring Semester trip to Jefferson City MO: Legislative Advocacy State Government

Fontbonne University’s Social Work Graduate Successes

  • Samantha Gildehaus and Destiny Poertner BSW 2015 creating a volunteer and fundraising program for Children’s Crisis Nursery.
  • Alnita Smiley BSW 2014 Employed as Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor with YWCA, attending SLU MSW Program, featured on KPLR for work with YWCA
  • Carolyn Compton BSW 2014 Employed as Neighborhood Advocate for Central West End Neighborhood Security Iniative, Attending SLU MSW program
  • Rene LaFerla BSW 2013 Advocate for St. Louis Anti-Heroin Group
  • Abby Harr BSW 2012 Field Outreach Director for Kingdom House Senior Services
  • Candance Hurd HUS 2012 started her own agency, Visual Rhythm Interpretive Services

 

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 Questions? Contact Admissions: (314) 889-1400 or 1-800-205-5862 | fbyou@fontbonne.edu