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Social Work Programs

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.

Admission and Application

Students interested in the Social Work program must first be admitted to Fresno Pacific University. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to specific academic programs. Applications to the Social Work program are only available and reviewed after admittance into the university. If you are an incoming student, make sure to inform your admission representative if you wish to declare the social work major.

Career Possibilities

Our graduates are prepared for a variety of careers in the helping professions. 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.

  • Social work
  • Counseling
  • Juvenile and adult probation
  • Ministry
  • Non-profit management
  • Family and child welfare
  • Gerontology


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.

Resources Council on Social Work Education
CSWE is a national association of social work education programs and individuals that ensures and enhances the quality of social work education for a professional practice that promotes individual, family, and community well-being, and social and economic justice.
Visit CSWE National Association of Social Workers
Founded in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.
Visit SocialWorkers
NACSW: North American Associations of Christians in Social Work
The North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) is a non-profit Christian social work member organization. Members of NACSW represent a rich diversity of Christian denominations and traditions.