Welcome to the Division of Social Work

Social Work Office

Mariposa Hall - Room #4010

Campus Zip - 6090

Office Hours:


9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm

Undergraduate Page

Graduate Page

CSUS Catalog

Current student registration


Send an email to: socialwork@csus.edu

Spring 2015

Social Work Academic Advising Center Hours (Drop-In Only)

Mondays 10:00am-12:00pm

& 1:00pm-4:00pm

Tuesdays 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Fall 2015 MSW Applicant Information Sessions and FAQ

Division Chair

Dr. Dale Russell

Graduate Director

Dr. Santos Torres

Undergraduate Director

Dr. Sylvester Bowie

Admissions Director

Dr. Maria Dinis

Field Education Director

Prof. Mimi Lewis

Title IV-E Director

Dr. Tracy Kent

Established in 1964, the Division of Social Work at California State University, Sacramento is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  The mission of the Division of Social Work is to prepare individuals aspiring to become Social Work professionals who can both lead and serve the region in the development and delivery of human services which "promote the value of humankind and improve the quality of life."  The Division of Social Work provides an undergraduate and graduate degree program in Generalist and Advanced practice with vulnerable populations at multiple levels, and offers continuing education programs to the professional Social Work community.


Our Mission

The Division of Social Work, located in the California state capital, strives to prepare ethical and competent social workers who can both lead and serve our richly diverse populations in the development and delivery of services that contribute to human well-being and social justice.  The Division offers professional undergraduate and graduate degree programs that prepare competent and reflective social workers who apply critical thinking in social work practice and research.  Rooted in long standing and evolving partnerships with community based agencies, educational institutions, local and state government, we prepare students to effectively serve culturally-diverse and vulnerable individuals, families and communities in various areas and capacities as practitioners, leaders, and social justice advocates.

Social Work at Sac State is Leadership Through Service

Just a few of the career possibilities in Social Work:

  • Social Worker in Agency Services
  • Corrections Counselor
  • Social Worker in Health Care
  • Mental Health Social Worker
  • Social Service Administrator
  • Community Organizer
  • Child and Family Counselor
  • Child Protective Services Worker
  • Adult Protective Services Worker
  • Occupational/Industrial Social Worker
  • Adoptions Worker
  • School Social Worker
  • Group Worker

Alumni Job Opportunities


CSUS Social Work students protest near the Capitol.