The social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and offers a professional degree (BSW).

As a social work major, you will learn to help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. You’ll learn to enhance their capacity to address their own needs, and promote the responsiveness of organizations, communities, and other social institutions.

Contact Info

Joy Learman
Social Work Program Director
100 Ledford Hall
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(919) 760-8304
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Meredith’s social work program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1975 and offers a professional degree (BSW), which prepares graduates for entry into social work practice. Those wishing to pursue a Master of Social Work (MSW) may enter graduate study at an advanced standing level, decreasing the time required to earn an MSW by one academic year.

Graduates work in social service agencies, public schools, hospitals, mental health settings, long-term care facilities, agencies that serve abused and neglected children and victims of domestic violence, and programs that serve the aging population. Others have gone on to earn a Master of Social Work degree.

Social Work Club

Social Work Club

Members of the Social Work Club engage in a variety of service projects and professional development opportunities such as sponsoring special events and participating in statewide conferences. Read more »

National Association of Social Workers

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

All social workers are guided by the NASW Code of Ethics. Meredith students are strongly encouraged to join the NASW, the professional organization for social workers. Read more »

Field Practicum

Field Practicum

The field practicum allows students to take on professional roles in order to learn skills, render services, and participate in the provision and development of social work service. Read more »