The mission of the Social Work Program is to prepare students for beginning professional generalist social work practice in a wide range of settings, and with diverse population through education, research, and service with special appreciation for the peoples and institutions of West Virginia, Appalachia, and other rural areas. The program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1974. The accreditation applies to beginning level generalist social work practice. Upon completion of the requirements for the Bachelor of Social Work degree, the National Association of Social Workers will accept graduates as regular members of the Association. Additionally, graduates will be allowed to sit for the Social Work Licensure Exam.
The degree of Bachelor of Social Work requires the successful completion of 120 semester hours, including (1) the Program of General Studies, which includes the designated liberal arts content; (2) the social work program and (3) a program of electives worked out with the student’s adviser. Students must also attain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 or better on all courses listed below under Social Work Program. Students are formally accepted as social work majors after having been admitted by the Social Work Admissions and Retention Committee.
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Clark Egnor, Ed.D.
Coordinator of International Programs
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (WVHEPC)
Office of Academic Affairs
1018 Kanawha Blvd East, Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301 U.S.A.