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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: JMU students compete Social work students attended the Virginia Organizing statewide meeting.

December 6, 2018

Long time community/civil rights activist, Heather Booth, was the keynote speaker.

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.

PHOTO:JMU SW students meet with agenciesSW students engage with local agencices

November 29, 2018

Each semester students learn about local social work agencies through interviews and group discussions with agency representatives.

PHOTO: Grace Cuevas#CHBSChats with Grace Cuevas

November 27, 2018

Read more about Grace's social work field placement and hopes of becoming a Fulbright Scholar

PHOTO: JMU students in atlantaSocial work students study environmental justice and civil rights connection

November 27, 2018

What is the connection between environmental justice and civil rights? Social work students had an opportunity to learn the answer from Rev. Dr. Gerald Dudley a long-term civil rights activist from Atlanta.

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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 >