College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Department of Social Work

Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Health and Human Services Bldg., Room 527
(410) 951-3536

We use a systems approach to address social problems and on a micro, mezzo, and macro level, and encourage policy and legislation that help communities and individuals thrive.

Individual Well-Being Through a Community Lens

At its core, social work is a community-focused practice. Using a competency-based curriculum, we prepare undergraduate students to be generalists within the broad field of social work. Our graduates have the values and skills to practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Opportunities. Everywhere.

Our social work program gives senior students multiple opportunities to thrive, prepare for state licensure, and secure employment. And with a job outlook 13% faster than average, graduates are likely to find opportunities available for licensed BSW graduates.

The program also prepares students to pursue a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, and additional areas of specializations including but not limited to child welfare, addictions, as well as other issues of concern for vulnerable, oppressed, and impoverished persons and communities.

Core values:

  • Utilization of cutting-edge technology
  • Inclusion of Service Learning and Community Engagement Facilitation of Student-centered Advancement
  • Promotion of Leadership Development

Learn about Social Work Core Competencies.

Our Program

Social Work


Social Welfare



The excellence of CSU's Social Work program is evidenced by accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes 2020-2021

Prior years: 2019-2020 | 2018-2019 | 2017-2018 | 2016-2017 | 2015-2016 | 2014-2015

Faculty and Staff

Our faculty and staff represent diverse professional, academic, and ethnic backgrounds. We work tirelessly to ensure we carry out our tradition of professionalism, high industry standards, and student success.

Dr. Christa Gilliam




Photo of Dr. Kesslyn Brade Stenni


Can Help With
Course Assignments
Committee Assignments
Assistant Professor


Dr. Jeronda Burley
Assistant Professor


Gary Jones Jr.
Director of Field Education


Administrative Assistant


Assistant Professor



The Department of Social Work is within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.