About the Department
The Department of Social Work provides an undergraduate program in social work which prepares students for beginning generalist social work practice. The undergraduate social work program is
- a 41-hour major
- with two community-based volunteer placements
- and a 440-hour internship during which students apply theoretical knowledge and skills to social work practice.
Joint Masters of Social Work (JMSW) Program
The Department of Social Work implemented a collaborative graduate program in social work with North Carolina A & T State University in fall 1997. This Joint Master of Social Work Program requires completion of 60 credit hours and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
There are two program concentrations:
- advanced generalist practice with families and youth at risk
- and advanced generalist practice with people affected by health and mental health issues.
International Education OpportunitiesInternational study opportunities are available through our relationship with:
- the Glasgow School of Social Work at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland
- a cultural immersion program in Costa Rica,
- and study abroad opportunities through the Global Work with Immigrant Children Program.
Research and Scholarship
Our research is applied and aimed at understanding and solving problems in social welfare. Our work is developed in partnership with community agencies, provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate student participation, and is published in n high quality refereed journals. During 2010-2011, social work faculty received almost $400,000 in external funds. See the faculty page for information about areas of faculty research.