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PHOTO:RAM ClinicHundreds receive free medical care

March 5, 2019

Social work professor Laura Hunt Trull talks about the impact of medical care provided by the Remote Area Medical clinic that visited Harrisonburg on March 2-3.

PHOTO: SW students in ChicagoSocial work students attend Latinx Conference in Chicago

February 1, 2019

This past October, James Madison University social work students had the opportunity to attend the Latino Social Workers Organization (LSWO) 2018 Conference in Chicago.


Ford receives community service award

January 22,2019

Zanetta Ford, pictured here with the women of the Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter at JMU, was honored with the Community Service award at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast.

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.

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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 >