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The School of Social Work

The School of Social Work at Boise State is committed to preparing students for rewarding careers supporting some of the most vulnerable populations in the community. Our graduates are fully prepared to begin successful careers dedicated to helping others, fighting for social justice, and working to make the world a better place.

Office Hours

The School of Social Work’s current office hours are Monday – Thursday (10:00am – 4:00pm) during the school year.  If you would like to make an appointment with a professor, please email the professor directly.

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What is Social Work?

Social Work is a field of study dedicated to human rights, social and economic justice, egalitarianism, and respect for diversity. Social workers are employed in a wide range of industries such as health care, substance abuse prevention and treatment, governmental organizations, advocacy work, nonprofit administration, and much more.

They work with some of the most underrepresented populations in our communities including the homeless, children in foster care, and refugees. Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) are also able to offer counseling services to help individuals improve the quality of their lives and provide clinical services to address more serious behavioral health concerns such as mental health and substance use.

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Why Boise State?

The social work programs at Boise State are rigorous and transformative. Our faculty work closely with students to develop them into future community leaders by providing a comprehensive and hands-on education. This program provides students with the support they need to find excellent internships in their specific area of study, whether that’s fighting for policy changes in the legislature, supporting reproductive rights at health care providers or any variety of causes working toward positive social change.

In this video, learn from students April Calhoun, Dan Ault, Michaela McQuilkin, and Alexander Schloss, about what Social Work means to them. Closed captions are available or you can access a text transcript.

School of Social Work News

New addiction studies certificate is shaped to meet the demands of multiple jobs and roles — and students’ own life experiences
Jessica Gardner – Title IV-E Scholars Program Student
Baylee Sanderson – Title IV-E Scholars Program Student
Shane Vervain – Title IV-E Scholars Program Student

Social Work Events

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Boise State University School of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation.

The School of Social Work is part of the College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

The College of Health Sciences (COHS) at Boise State University is dedicated to providing programs of educational excellence for professionals who advance life-long health in global communities.

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