Whether you want to change a life or change the world, a social work degree from Texas Woman’s University can help you achieve your goal.
Last year, TWU Department of Social Work students contributed more than 20,000 hours of community service to improving the lives of children, the elderly, people living with HIV/AIDS, victims of domestic violence, people living in poverty, immigrants, refugees, and other vulnerable, marginalized groups. With a strong commitment to the values and ethics of the social work profession, the TWU Department of Social Work strives to meet the needs of a rapidly changing and diversifying society while achieving social and economic justice for all.
As a student in our program, you will have the opportunity to participate in practical field education, community service initiatives and student organizations, under the guidance of dedicated faculty and staff. Upon graduation, you will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and values necessary for you to:
- Engage in effective generalist social work practice with diverse populations;
- Enhance the profession with a developed knowledge of social work; and
- Become a leader in your field.
Social workers stand at the forefront of our communities, providing solutions to problems created by the structure of our society. Take your first steps toward a rewarding career in social work by exploring our bachelor of social work (BSW) and the TWU/UNT joint master of social work (Joint MSW) degree programs.
TWU's BSW program prepares graduates to sit for the LSW licensure exam in the State of Texas, and the Joint MSW program prepares graduates to sit for the LMSW licensure exam in the State of Texas. If you are a resident of another state and are interested in either program, please contact us to find out whether our program fulfills the requirements to sit for the licensure exam in your home state.
Our degree programs will prepare you for professional practice in a number of social work fields, including:
- Family and children’s services, including Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and Child Protective Services (CPS)
- Youth work
- Community mental health
- Public welfare
- Services for the elderly
- Women's shelters
- Hospital or medical social work
For more information about social work career opportunities, please visit the National Association of Social Workers and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, or view the Results of the Survey of 2017 Social Work Graduates conducted by the Council on Social Work Education and National Workforce Initiative Steering Committee.
Nikki Perez is the current president of the Student Veterans Association at Texas Woman’s University, and her path to becoming a Pioneer has been the embodiment of the new TWU motto to: “Boldly Go.” Majoring in social work, Nikki would like to use her education to work with female veterans in some manner, believing they are an under-served population.
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