The Department of Social Work at the University of Memphis offers two degree programs.
The Bachelors of Arts in Social Work program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The Master of Social Work program is in candidacy for CSWE accreditation.
The goal of the BASW program is to train entry-level social workers for generalist
practice. The program defines “generalist social work” as a comprehensive orientation to all
client problems, and a comprehensive approach to the range of client systems.
The mission of the MSW Program is to educate advanced professional social workers
for practice with at-risk populations, particularly children and families. The program’s many goals include producing graduates who possess advanced knowledge,
values and skills to provide leadership with and on behalf of children and families.
Field placement is essential to both the Bachelors and Master degree programs in the
Department of Social Work, as a way to help students integrate their academic learning
and to understand and develop good social work skills for entering the profession.
The Department of Social Work is housed in the School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy
(SUAPP) and is part of the College of Arts & Sciences.
- The third Thursday of each month, West Tennessee Chapter NASW luncheon at Belmont Village, Memphis (CEU's available)
Don't Miss This Excellent Training Opportunity!!!!
Congratulations to our local 2013 NASW-TN Social Work Awardees!!
Kudos to our MSW students who won FIRST PLACE in the 2013 NASW-TN Social Work Day
on the Hill Poster Competition!!!
Click here for more information and photos from the event.