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Phone: 606.783.2656
Fax: 606. 783.5070
Dr. Latonya Hesterberg, Interim Department Chair

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Social Work

What are you passionate about? As a graduate of our social work program you can make a difference in the lives of others. You will learn how to advocate for those in need of critical human resources and may work to improve:

  • Anti-violence facilities
  • Assistance for the elderly
  • Child welfare and protection
  • Domestic violence intervention
  • Family planning and preservation
  • Income maintenance
  • Medical and mental health services
  • Services for the homeless
  • Substance abuse prevention

The Bachelor of Social Work handbook is a great guide for students and includes program requirements, policies, deadlines and student organizations.

Career Opportunities

Many of our students go on to pursue graduate degrees and are employed in state, local and regional social services agencies including: health, hospice and elderly care, rehabilitation, domestic violence shelters, the substance abuse treatment field and school systems.  

Consider minoring in Chemical Dependency Counseling. The minor provides additional preparation for students pursuing a career in the substance abuse field and complements degrees in social work and criminology.

Hands-On Experience

Students may participate in undergraduate research fellowships as early as their freshman year. If you wish to participate, we encourage you to schedule a meeting with any of our faculty members and advisors; they will guide you in the right direction.  

Our program also offers opportunities for you to network with career professionals, interact with other groups on campus and gain leadership experience through involvement in organizations like the Student Association of Social Work.

View a complete list of student organizations offered across the department.

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Schedule a campus visit and apply to MSU today.

Learn more about our social work program.       

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