Degree Outcomes

  • Graduates are qualified to begin work in community-based organizations engaging in direct social work practice.
  • Many graduates continue their studies at top-tier graduate-level social work programs, such as The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Columbia University, and the University of Michigan.

The Student Experience

  • The Social Work degree prepares students for beginning generalist social work practice. The 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.
  • The program has a joint BSW field education program with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University through which students are placed in a variety of practice settings to complete their internships.
  • Students have leadership opportunities in the National Association of Social Workers Student Organization and Phi Alpha Honor Society.
  • The Council on Social Work Education assesses students on their mastery of competencies —dimensions of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training.

Accolades & Accomplishments

  • The number of hours students work in the community distinguishes our program. By the end of the undergraduate degree, students will have engaged in more than 500 hours of community-based service.
  • Our BSW program has been continuously accredited since 1973.

Accreditations & Affiliations

  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • National Association of Social Workers

Additional Requirements

Students must have a 2.5 overall GPA, have 51 semester hours, and have completed “Introduction to Social Work” before applying to the program.

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