The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) Program includes providing students with the educational background necessary to become competent generalist social work practitioners and ensuring that BSSW graduates have the preparation essential to successfully pursue graduate study in social work.

The goals of the Program are to:

  1. Prepare students for competent generalist social work practice that promotes human and community well-being, and embraces a person and environment construct through the program emphasis on the requisite knowledge, professional values and skills.
  2. Serve as a resource to the community which is accomplished in several ways including:
    • Engaging in scientific inquiry with local and regional community partners that seeks to expand knowledge, improve service delivery, enhance quality of life, and advance human rights.
    • Contributing social work interns and program graduates to the community that are prepared to address the needs within it.
  3. Prepare baccalaureate-level social workers for generalist practice that is committed to utilizing a strengths perspective.

East Stroudsburg University was granted Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Reaffirmation of Accreditation of the Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program for 8 years in June 2019.

All CSWE programs measure and report student learning outcomes (see Form AS4(B) ).

Career Potential

Career Settings

Teaching Faculty

  • John Kraybill-Greggo, Ph.D., M.S.W., L.S.W., A.C.S.W., Department Chair & Program Director
  • Hanif Bey, D.S.W., M.S.W.
  • Laurene Clossey, Ph.D., M.S.W., L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W.
  • Barbara Collins, Ph.D., M.S.W., L.C.S.W., B.C.D.
  • Michelle DiLauro, Ph.D., M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Field Director
  • Hope Horowitz, M.S.W., L.S.W.
  • Chin Hu, Ph.D.
  • Lloyd Lyter, Ph.D., M.S.W., L.S.W.
  • Reto Muller, Ph.D.
  • Hooshang Pazaki, Ph.D.

More detailed career information is available from the department.

Professional Licensure Disclosures and Distance Learning State Authorization: Applicants who are applying to programs that may lead to licensure in states other than Pennsylvania must be aware of the various state professional licensure requirements. Please see ESU's professional licensure disclosures and check licensure requirements by occupation and state at CareerOneStop.

Contact Us

For additional information regarding the programs offered, please contact the department secretary at (570) 422-3453 or email at

Contact Information

Campus Address
Stroud Hall 101
(570) 422-3453
(570) 422-3198 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair Sociology, Social Work & Criminal Justice
John Kraybill-Greggo
(570) 422-3844