The Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW) program at AUM–grounded in a liberal arts perspective–educates social workers to be ethical and competent practitioners who intervene and advocate for social and economic justice across all system levels (individuals, families, groups, community, and society) while utilizing a generalist perspective within a person-in-environment context.
The program promotes a commitment to professional ethics and values, critical thinking, professionalism, lifelong learning, evidence-based practice, strengths-based perspective, economic and social justice, and service. The program is committed to culturally competent practice, social change, and the betterment of individuals, families, groups, community and society in order to create a more just society locally, nationally, and globally.
Candidates for the BSW program first complete the two-year, Pre-Social Work curriculum, which is one of the concentrations in the Sociology bachelor’s degree program. Upon completion, the candidate may apply for admission into the BSW program, which is designed to take another two years to complete, depending on class loads and other factors.
Important Note: AUM’s BSW program is currently in Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation.
Social Work program admission applications are accepted twice per year.
For further information contact Dr. Suzie Cashwell, Liberal Arts Building 349, [email protected], (334) 244-3402.
You can download the BSW Student Handbook here.
You can download the BSW Field Manual here.
The program prepares students to:
The BSW program educates students to meet the nine professional competencies developed by our accrediting body, the Council on Social Work Education.
Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries nationally.
Employment in community and social service occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 348,600 jobs. Most projected new jobs in this occupational group are in counselor and social worker occupations, as their services will continue to be needed in areas such as drug abuse counseling and rehabilitation counseling, and also for school and career counseling. In addition to counselors and social workers, this group includes religious workers.
Suzie T. Cashwell, PhD, MSW
BSW Program Director
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Liberal Arts, Room 349
Taylor Center 101
7400 East Drive Montgomery, AL 36117
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
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