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SOCIAL WORK

Major Overview
Social Workis one of the majors offered in the Arts and Sciences Division of Wilberforce University. Other majors in the division include: Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Rehabilitation Services, Mass Media Communications, Literature, and Music.

The major goals of the Social Work program are to prepare majors for careers as:

Social Worker, Employment Counselor, Counselor, Family Service Worker, Case Worker, Mental Health Technician, Child Protection Worker, Probation Officer, Corrections Officer, Residential Youth Counselor

Faculty:
The faculty is composed of highly qualified and committed individuals who have advanced academic degrees from well known institutions.

Most Popular Classes:
The most popular classes include the following: SW 400 – Social Work Case Management, SW 404 – Social Policy and Planning, SW 300 – Social Welfare Institutions.

Research Opportunities:
The Social Work curriculum includes – Psychology 445 – Methods and Techniques of Social Research and other research courses. These courses give students the foundation necessary for carrying out good and publishable research. In addition, Social Work majors engage in Practicum in Social Work. This gives them an opportunity to acquire the practical skills needed to succeed in this major.

Special Interest:
Many of our Social Work graduates have gone to graduate school and have successfully completed their Masters and Doctoral degrees in different areas of Social Work.

Publications
Faculty members in the Social Work program have published and write regularly for the Wilberforce University Journal.

Presentations
Social Work and other Wilberforce University departments sponsor regular lectures and other presentations.

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