Social Work Program

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A career is not just a job when it gives you the opportunity to help and serve others. The social work program at Fresno Pacific University offers a dynamic combination of liberal arts education and professional training. You will learn to meet the needs of diverse individuals and transfer what you’ve learned in the classroom to real-world practice. Our program offers an excellent education in a supportive Christian atmosphere that integrates faith and professional ethics in ways that will make you highly sought after in the field.

We offer a Bachelor's degree in both the Traditional Undergraduate daytime format and the evening accelerated Degree Completion format, so whether you’re a first-time college student or returning to school, you’ll be prepared to seek professional employment or pursue advanced study.


The social work program prepares students for positions in a variety of social work and service careers. The program integrates theory and practice, instills an understanding of the relationship between social work and Christian faith, and encourages a commitment to social justice and a life of service. It does so in the context of a liberal arts education informed by a Christian worldview. Upon completion of the major, students will be prepared to seek entry-level employment or pursue advanced study.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates are prepared for a variety of careers in the helping professions: social work, counseling, juvenile and adult probation, ministry, non-profit management, family and child welfare and gerontology. You may also work in schools, or as a substance abuse counselor, employment counselor or in a variety of special programs designed to help people and communities.


Fresno Pacific University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation of a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer-review process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Commission on Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.

Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

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