Rebecca Smith, Chair
Darby, Dotson, Fontanesi-Seime, Frost, Lancaster, Pharris, Postlethwait, Sanborn, Turnage
The social work profession is dedicated to helping all people develop their strengths, to helping build a more economically and socially just society, and to helping the world become a better place in which to raise our families. Student training is offered through class work and internships to demonstrate how to relate effectively to all types of people and to appreciate how emotional, social, economic, political, and spiritual forces influence the behavior of those we are helping.
The department offers a Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.), minor in Social Welfare, and a certification/endorsement in School Social Work. Additionally, the department coordinates the interdisciplinary minor in Health Care Services . Interdisciplinary minors are open to all students in the University.
The Social Work Department has a number of scholarships for majors and information about them can be obtained from the department.
Some social work courses are open to non majors.
The department partners with APSU and TSU in offering the Mid-Tennessee Collaborative Master of Social Work Program. Requirements for this degree and a list of courses offered for graduate credit are published in the Graduate Catalog.