Western social work program earns continued accreditation

DANBURY, CONN. — The Western Connecticut State University Department of Social Work has received reaffirmation of accreditation for its bachelor’s degree in social work program from the Council on Social Work Education.

The reaffirmation, which extends to February 2021, was based on a review of the department’s self-study, demonstrated compliance with a set of guidelines developed by CSWE and a site visit.

Dr. Jess House, dean of the School of Professional Studies at WCSU, celebrated the Social Work Department’s achievement.

“The CSWE is the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country,” House said. “Program accreditation demonstrates academic quality to students and the public.”

CSWE is a nonprofit national association representing more than 2,500 individual members, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education. Founded in 1952, it is a partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens.

For more information, contact the Office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486.

 

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