Welcome to the Department of Social Work
The Department of Social Work at Governors State University instills a unique and empowering philosophy in its students.
Our programs – the Bachelor and Master of Social Work – are dedicated to the idea that social justice and human rights go hand-in-hand. Our curriculum is dedicated to the idea that the citizens of our communities – those who are vulnerable and marginalized – deserve the care and dignity they need to live full and fulfilling lives.
Our mandate is to work with communities to fight the dehumanizing effects of poverty. Our goal is to eliminate oppression of every kind – the recognized and unrecognized, institutional and social.
If you’re ready to take an active role in changing our communities; if you’re ready to advocate for children and families; if you’re convinced that social work should be grounded in an uncompromising social justice ethic, you’ll find the Social Work programs you’ve been looking for with us – the Department of Social Work at Governors State University.
We’re looking forward to hearing from you.