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Sequence of Courses

(Students entering Fall 2011 and later)

Sequence of Courses

(Students entering

before Fall 2011)

Course Descriptions

Program Advisory Board

Department Faculty

Field Work

Community Service Learning Internship Options

Social Work Association

Title IV-E Program

Student Handbook

Field Handbook

About Social Work

Social Work in West Virginia

Baccalaureate Social Work (BSW)

Social Work Links

Competency Exam, Primary Trait Analysis, Learning Agreement, and other presentation resources


Program of Distinction 2007-2012

The mission of the Shepherd University Social Work Program is to prepare competent and effective beginning level, professional practitioners who posses the knowledge, values, skills, and ethics necessary to intervene effectively on behalf of clients. The course content is also appropriate to the preparation of students for admission to graduate schools of social work offering advanced professional education.

Social work is set a part from other "helping professions" by its focus on improving individual well-being in a social context, and enhancing the wellbeing of society. Fundamental to social work is attending to the environmental forces that create, contribute to, and address problems in living.

To seek a BSW degree is to pursue work in a field that promotes social justice and social change with, and on the behalf of others; particularly those populations which are oppressed, vulnerable and living in poverty.

Students at Shepherd University are united by a passion to help others. They seek a graduate social work degree from Shepherd to gain the knowledge to make great change happen. We invite you to join them.



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Healthy Brains and Minds: Biofeedback and Beyond

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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