Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S)
The Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The principal educational objective of the program is to prepare students for employment as beginning, entry-level generalist practitioners. Preparation of students for graduate education is a secondary objective. Social work majors are urged to consult closely with program advisers to assure proper sequencing of courses and in selection of appropriate electives.
Students are considered to be a social work major once they have applied to the program and been accepted by the Social Work Program Admissions Committee.
Please note that this degree cannot be completed online, nor are all classes offered at night. Students must be able to complete a 16 - 32 hour per week internship during the day (8 - 5) over one or two semesters to complete the degree.
According to the National Association of Social Work (2016), social workers offer skills by:
- Advocating for individual clients or the community on identified problems.
- Serving as a broker by connecting individual with resources.
- Creating and maintaining professional helping relationships.
- Improving problem-solving, coping, and development capacities of all people.
- Engage and communicating with diverse populations and groups of all sizes.
- Having a knowledge and understanding of human relationships.
All students declaring a major in social work will be considered pre-majors prior to official admittance into the social work program through a formal application process.
*Exceptions to these requirements will be considered on an individual basis. A letter must be attached to the application explaining the request for the exception, along with a plan regarding completion of the requirements.
Our students and faculty are what makes our program dynamic. Our faculty work to get to know their students and their needs. We care about your success in learning and work diligently to prepare you for professional social work. This profession is of high integrity and we want to ensure our students meet that standard of integrity.
WTAMU is a beautiful campus with friendly students, staff, and faculty that students find approachable. WTAMU continues to grow with attention to student learning outcomes, student involvement, and accountability on the part of the university. See more information about why you should choose WT!
Our program is distinct in the unique learning approaches we offer:
Other collaborative and experiential learning opportunities, such as: health fair coordination, voter registration drives, human behavior observations, diversity immersion – to name a few.
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*All majors are welcome!
Social work honors program (social work majors only)