Welcome to the Department of Social Work. The department offers the Bachelor of Social Work degree. The program prepares students for entry level social work positions as generalist practitioners and teaches the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a graduate degree. Students who major in social work are required to complete a 400 hour internship in a private or community based agency under the supervision of a licensed social worker. The faculty and field supervisors train students to work in a variety of areas such as Aging, Health and Mental Health, Substance Abuse, School Social Work, Child Welfare, Family Services and Community Development.
Students work closely with the faculty on departmental and university programs; including projects on diversity and inclusion activities, volunteering with community agencies, and participation in regional conferences, recruitment and retention of majors.
The Department also collaborates with the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) in recruiting students for employment opportunities at MDHS; where students can utilize their knowledge, skills and ethics when empowering families to become self-sufficient and to create a better quality of life.
We encourage you to visit the Department of Social Work where your success is our primary goal.