Department of Social Work
Welcome to the Department of Social Work. The department offers the Bachelor of Social Work degree. Our ultimate goal is to prepare students for entry level social work positions as generalist practitioners, by providing 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. Our faculty and field supervisors train students to work in various areas such as Aging, Health and Mental Health, Substance Abuse, School Social Work, Child Welfare, Family Services and Commmunity Development.
Students work closely with faculty and departmental and university programs; including projects of 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.