Social Work

Social Work

The principal educational objective of the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work degree program is to prepare students for beginning social work practice. The program is grounded in the liberal arts and social sciences and is structured around courses in social work practice, social welfare policy, human behavior in the social environment, social research, and a practicum experience. The rich resources of the University are used to create programs that are designed to prepare students for general social work practice and for graduate study. The program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.



Uncommon Pursuits.

The BASW program at MSU is one of the oldest in the country. Graduates in social work pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of diversity, intercultural communication and community relations.

Alumni work at:

  • Athens County Children's Services
  • Family Adoption Consultants
  • Michigan Department of Human Services
  • St. Vincent Catholic Charities
  • Orchards Children Services
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • Housing Services of Eaton County

Alumni work as:

  • Adoption Program Specialists
  • Educational Consultants
  • Foster Care Case Manager
  • Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Veterans Case Managers
  • Youth Advocates

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