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.
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
Foster Care Case Manager
Substance Abuse Counselors
Veterans Case Managers
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