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PHOTO: Haley LiptonSocial work student chosen as student speaker for commencement

May 1, 2018

When she found out she was chosen, Lipton was stunned. “I’m just very overcome with gratitude for the opportunity to speak to my peers and on behalf of my peers,” Lipton says.

PHOTO: Scott CaravasStudent interview series - #CHBSChats with Scott Caravas

April 30, 2018

Read more about Scott's field placement experiences and his decision to go to grad school.

PHOTO: SW faculty, students and alum Social work faculty and students attend conference

April 27, 2018

In March, JMU social work faculty members, Laura Hunt Trull and BJ Bryson took 14 students to the annual Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Inc. (BPD) conference in Atlanta.

PHOTO: Haley Lipton and Shawn Tuman

Social work student presents honors project

April 25, 2018

Senior social work student Haley Liptonís honors project was accepted for presentation at the 2018 Southern Regional Honors Council Conference.

PHOTO:JMU students with Gemeinshaft Home residentsTransitioning and Traversing: Stories and Songs of Incarceration, Equity, Justice and Community

April 20, 2018

Gemeinshaft Home residents along with Harrisonburg-area and JMU student and faculty musicians will share stories and songs written in a collaborative research project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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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 >