USF offers summer open house for future social workers

Are you a natural at helping others? If so, you should learn more about a career in social work at a University of St. Francis (USF) open house designed specifically to provide insight into the profession. The open house will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25 at the university’s Joliet campus.

Those attending the open house will be able to speak with faculty members, admissions counselors and financial aid counselors, according to Chuck Beutel, vice president for Admissions, Marketing and Enrollment Services.

“Our programs are focused on real-life experiences through internships, case observation and job shadowing,” said Beutel. Both the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

“All USF students can expect to receive personal support from start to finish,” said Beutel. “Attending the open house will give students insight into the quality USF experience.”

The bachelor’s in Social Work (BSW) program prepares students to become generalist social workers, prepared to enhance the quality of life of those they serve through alleviating poverty, oppression and discrimination and improving social, economic and political justice.

USF’s master of Social Work (MSW) program is designed for working professionals and offers convenient Friday/Saturday classes. Full-time students attending classes on Fridays and Saturdays can expect to complete the degree in two years or four semesters. Advance standing students (those with a BSW from an accredited program) should anticipate one academic year for completion. Part-time students are welcome. The MSW program combines both theoretical and practical knowledge so that students earn a degree that is highly respected in the workplace.

The open house will be in the Turk Theater in the Moser Performing Arts Center. RSVP by visiting or call 800-735-7500.

The University of St. Francis, at 500 Wilcox St. in Joliet, serves 3,400 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in arts and science, business, education, nursing, health care and social work. For information, call (800) 735-7500 or visit

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