School of Social Work

Help Others Help Themselves Through Social Work

Social workers help people identify and resolve problems—both personal and those related to the social environment―and enjoy a better life. You can become an advocate for children and adults who are victims of abuse, while you work to promote social and economic justice.

As a social worker, you can work in a variety of settings, including hos­pitals, social service agencies, schools, youth centers, mental health or sub­stance abuse facilities, nursing homes, and others. A degree in social work from IU East can put you on the path to a fulfilling career helping others. 

Congratulations Class of 2015

Carmen Hawley, Eaton, Ohio, Chancellors Award School of Social Work

Monica Lee, Ingalls, Ind., Outstanding Social Work Student

Felicia Miller, Richmond, Ind., Honors Program Graduate

Carmen Hawley, Banner Carrier 2015 Commencement


Jennifer Baldwin Jennifer Clouse
Kyle Denton Cassie James
Briana Johnson Felicia Miller
Roberta Roberts Julie Stingley
Kayal Stump  


The School of Social Work offers programs leading to a BSW and MSW degree. The BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the accrediting organization for undergraduate and master's level professional social work education.

Accreditation by CSWE ensures that the school’s programs are of the highest quality. Students who obtain a degree from an accredited social work program are prepare for professional practice and eligible for licensure as a Social Worker.

School of Social Work Bulletin

Indiana University East Campus Learning Outcomes

The Indiana University East Campus Learning Outcomes are designed to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for a productive life. Indiana University East’s faculty seeks to guide students to become lifelong learners, effective communicators, and critical thinkers. Graduates will be able to…

  • Communicate clearly and effectively in written and oral forms

Effective communication includes the ability to read, write, listen, speak, and use appropriate resources in delivering and responding to a message. A competent communicator is able to compose a clear message, relate purposeful and relevant ideas suitable to the intended audience, and select appropriate written, verbal and nonverbal strategies to effectively communicate or respond to an intended message.

  • Access, use, and critically evaluate a variety of relevant information sources

University educated individuals have the skills to efficiently and effectively locate, retrieve and evaluate information in order to use academically valid source material. Educated individuals have the ability to assess the accuracy, credibility, objectivity and timeliness of information and use that information ethically through appropriate documentation methods.

  • Apply principles of inquiry to define and analyze complex problems through reasoning and discovery

Reasoning, inquiry, discovery, and creativity are the processes by which individuals utilize resources and methods to understand and answer complex problems, and to form and revise beliefs. University educated individuals raise important questions and formulate them in a comprehensible way, developing and defending their conclusions based upon reliable evidence.  These individuals demonstrate understanding of the ethical standards of doing their work and communicating the results and findings.

  • Demonstrate the ability to relate within a multicultural and digitally connected world

University educated individuals possess the knowledge and attitudes necessary to effectively relate to and collaborate with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, beliefs and experiences. Our graduates have the ability to perform effectively in a virtual setting and accomplish tasks individually or collaboratively in both online and traditional environments.

  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of a field of study

Specialists in a field of study have sufficient knowledge to apply the basic principles of the discipline in their work environment, or for subsequent learning experiences.  University educated individuals demonstrate knowledge of the ethical standards in their field of study.

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School of Social Work
Indiana University East
Tom Raper Hall, TR150
2325 Chester Blvd.
Richmond, IN 47374
Phone: (765) 973-8535 or 1-800-959-EAST x535
Fax: (765) 973-8590

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