Department of Social Work Education
Dr. Martha Vungkhanching, Professor and Chair
Professional and Human Services 128
B.A. in Social Work
M.S.W. in Social Work
Credential in Pupil Personnel Services - School Social Work and Child Welfare and Attendance
Credential in Pupil Personnel Services - School Social Work
The profession of social work is dedicated to meeting the diverse social service needs of special populations of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. As a practice-oriented profession, social work deals with social concerns that range from societal oppression to people's emotional/behavioral problems.
The Department of Social Work Education offers two degree programs to educate beginning and advanced social work practitioners who can meet complex client needs in a broad range of public and private human service settings and who can perform in a variety of roles using a multisystems approach. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program prepares students for beginning generalist social work practice as well as for graduate study in the human service field, including social work. The Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) prepares the learner for advanced multisystems social work practice as well as for doctoral study in social work and related human service arenas. Both the B.A. and the M.S.W. programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Pre-Social Work as a preparatory program for the Social Work program has been changed
and is now part of the larger Pre-Health Program. The College of Health and Human
Services Pre-Health Program provides support to students exploring careers in the
health and human services professions with academic advising and career exploration.
The Pre-Health Program allows students interested in: Nursing, Kinesiology-Exercise
Science, Health Science-Community Health and Social Work to explore these majors and
career pathways. The Pre-Health Program is a three semester program that will blend
in all lower-division general education. Students in the Pre-Health Program will enroll
in HHS 18: Career Pathways in Health and Human Services in their first semester and
HHS 100T: Career Exploration in Health and Human Services in their second semester
to help in the exploration process. During the second semester an academic counselor
will work with students’ to identify a major appropriate to their career path and
then in the beginning of their third semester they will apply to the major of their
interest. For additional information about the Pre-Health, please click the link: