Empathic, responsible, competent social workers, ready to change the world…
The Tennessee Wesleyan University social work program provides the foundation for those who want to make a difference in the world to benefit others, one person at a time. Students in the Bachelor of Social Work program have caring hearts, personal experiences and a level of understanding that there are injustices in the world.
The social work major is intended for students who will seek employment in a social work-related profession upon completion of the undergraduate degree and/or continue as a graduate student in social work or a related field. As a licensure program, the TWU Social Work Program will prepare students to take the BSW State Licensure exam in the state where they plan to practice.
Upon graduation, students are eligible to apply for the state exam through each state’s regulatory board and accrediting agencies. Upon the successful completion of the exam, students will become Licensed Bachelor Social Workers (LBSW). Advanced standing graduates have the potential to complete graduate school in just one year following graduation from TWU.
The Field Education program is designed to provide students the opportunity to put their skills and knowledge to practice in a real world setting through 400 hours of Field Placement in a practice setting.
- Children’s Advocacy
- Healthcare Case Management
- Mental Health
- Community Development
- A variety of other positions concerned with social justice and advocacy for underserved and oppressed populations.
The TWU Social Work Program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation, 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314-3457. Phone: 703-683-8080.
The Social Work Program Application Process is be open from November 1 - February 15. Social work students typically complete 2 years of general core curriculum and apply for the program to be started in their junior year.
Minimum requirements include:
•2.25 GPA in general education courses and a 2.50 GPA in Social Work major courses
•Completion of Social Work major courses: Introduction to Social Work, Introduction to Psychology or equivalent courses with C- or better in each course
•Completion of Personal Statement
•40 credit hours completed
•BSW Social Work Program application