Welcome to the BSW Program at UT Arlington
Welcome to the BSW program at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work. Our faculty is nationally and internationally recognized as leading scholars in many areas of social work and social welfare and as master teachers in social work education. Students in the BSW program have an opportunity to take a variety of courses from instructors committed to social work education and the advancement of the social work profession.
The Bachelor of Social Work degree program of the School of Social Work is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Its primary educational objective is to prepare students for beginning professional social work practice. The sequence of courses, designed to include academic social work and field experience requirements based on a liberal arts foundation, enables the student, upon graduation, to work in a variety of social service agencies and settings. A secondary purpose of the program is preparation for graduate study in social work or another profession or discipline.
UTA BSW graduates are employed in areas such as child protective services, substance abuse treatment, hospitals and medical clinics, youth and children’s services, criminal justice, adoptions/foster care, hospice and long term care, as well as in a variety of anti-poverty and social justice settings. They are employed throughout Texas as well as across the United States. Many have gone on to receive advanced degrees in social work, as well as in related professions and social sciences. In earning the BSW degree at UTA, you will join the ranks of influential professional social workers who have gone on to make a difference in the lives of thousands of people. Welcome to the Challenge!
There has never been a time when our society has faced more acutely, issues relevant to the social work profession. The BSW program provides a challenging opportunity for you to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to help oppressed populations, promote social justice, and address contemporary social problems. I encourage you to take advantage of the opportunities available to you at the School of Social Work. As an active participant in your learning process and student life you will gain significant knowledge and skills as well as professional contacts needed to have a rewarding and successful career as a social work professional.
We invite you to browse our web site. Should you have further questions about the program or the Social Work profession, please contact us.
|BSW Program Director:||Philip Popple|
|BSW Program Advisor:||Marlene Waage|
|BSW Program Secretary:||Terry, Susan|