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PHOTO: Janae Brown Student interview series - #CHBSChats with Janae Brown

January 7, 2019

Read more about Janae's social work experience and her plans to focus on social work's role in higher education success.

PHOTO: JMU student with childGus Bus provides volunteer opportunities for JMU students

January 7, 2019

The Gus Bus is a mobile literacy program that brings story time, reading activities and book checkout services to neighborhoods in Harrisonburg and Page County.

PHOTO: Grace CuevasSOWK375 class receives third place in national blog writing competition

January 3, 2019

This was the third year in a row that Laura Hunt Trull's class has received this honor, leading to monetary awards for local non-profits.

PHOTO: Courtney CrenshawPeace Corps Prep coming to JMU

January 2, 2019

Through a collaborative effort between Center for Global Engagement (CGE), Outreach and Engagement, and Community Service-Learning, James Madison University is now an official partner university of the Peace Corps Prep program.

PHOTO: Fallon Challenge

Harrisonburg to Beijing: social work in a global context

December 6, 2018

During summer of 2018, social work professor Cindy Hunter completed a study tour in China that afforded her useful insight and new ideas.

PHOTO:SW alumniSocial work hosts homecoming open house

December 5, 2018

For the second year, the social work department opened its doors for alumni to tour the new facilities and spend time catching up with former and current classmates and professors during homecoming weekend.

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Welcome from Social Work

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Welcome to the JMU Department of Social Work! Our Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree prepares students for beginning professional practice, and is the entry-level credential as recognized by the National Association of Social Workers. Our program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, qualifying our BSW graduates for consideration for Advanced Standing in MSW programs across the nation. More >