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.
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.
Many of our students go on to earn a Master of Social Work degree in one year. Graduates also work in non-profit organizations, public schools, hospitals, mental health settings, long-term care facilities, child welfare agencies and agencies serving survivors of intimate partner violence.
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The field practicum gives students the opportunity to take on professional roles in order to learn skills, render services and participate in the provision and development of social work service. The hands-on experience reinforces the student’s identification with the purposes, values and ethics of the profession; fosters the integration of empirical and practice-based knowledge; and promotes the development of professional competence.