Help individuals who are experiencing domestic violence or drug addiction. Work with families of all kinds including those that are coping with mental health or post-deployment issues. Provide information and support to people who need assistance with community resources such as accessing healthcare. As a social work major at BVU, you’ll acquire a generalist skill set and the knowledge and values required to work with individuals, families, organizations and policy makers.
In addition to completing the major’s core classes that will provide you with a solid foundation in social work, you’ll have the opportunity to focus your studies and practical experiences based on your academic interests and career goals. As part of your education, you’ll put theory into practice through hands-on research projects, real-world applications, and by participating in two field experiences in conjunction with area organizations. You will also have the chance to personalize travel experiences, engage in local community service and fundraising events, visit the Iowa capitol, and attend social work conferences. Because BVU’s social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), graduates often qualify for advanced standing in master’s degree programs and are eligible to become licensed social workers in all 50 states, Canada and selected U.S. territories.
In recent years, graduates have landed positions in dozens of organizations and gone on to seek master's degrees at world-class institutions. Learn more...
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My passion for the social work profession is the fuel I use to help students integrate knowledge and think critically. Passion is about enthusiasm, commitment and looking for ways to improve the teaching process.