​​​Social Work to Doctor of Occupational Therapy​

​Regardless of the work setting, social workers help to improve the quality of life for clients. Social work is a diverse and challenging profession whose practitioners are found in a variety of settings. The Social Work Program will expose you to the knowledge, values and skills that comprise the foundation of the social work profession. 

The undergraduate major in social work emphasizes: ​

  • ​Social service policy 
  • Human behavior in social environments 
  • Social work methods 
  • Research​

​The University of Findlay has created a clear path from the Social Work Program to the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program with coursework, research and experiential learning opportunities that directly relate to occupational therapy. In four years, students studying social work earn a bachelor’s degree in social work and may apply to go on to pursue a degree in occupational therapy, which is a three-year program. A doctoral degree in occupational therapy prepares students to not only practice occupational therapy, but also fulfill leadership roles and advanced positions in the field.​​

​Program Highlights

  • ​​Internships arranged with help from faculty members are built into the social work course structure, helping you gain experience in a variety of settings.
  • Our social work students have either found employment or entered graduate school within three months of graduation.
  • The Social Work Program has had a 100 percent graduation rate over the past four years.
  • Social work students have an 89 percent pass rate on the licensure exam and are able to meet all requirements to obtain that professional licensure immediately upon graduation.

To learn more about the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program and the ​admission requirements, please click here.