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About the Department

Welcome to the Department of Social Work at Winthrop University. As a student-centered learning community, the Department follows the established core social work values of service, social justice, the dignity and worth of the person, the importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence.  What do Social Workers do with their degree?

We offer the following degree options to educate students to become generalist practice and advanced practice social workers:

  • The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree - Preparing students to move directly into social work positions in a wide range of settings with a focus in generalist practice. 

  • The Minor in Social Welfare - Designed for students interested in the general social welfare field who do not plan to enter into professional social work practice.
  •  The Master of Social Work (MSW) degree - Offering an advanced concentration in empowerment practice across systems (individuals and families, small groups, and communities and organizations).       

Field placements are an important component in our programs.  The Office of Field Instruction coordinates and supports graduate and undergraduate internships in a wide variety of local and regional agencies.

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