I am so pleased that you are interested in the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. The social work profession has one of the fastest growing job outlooks in the nation; dedicated professionals make a difference daily in the lives of individuals, families and communities. And you can, too! Social work students learn to assess and critically examine needs and available resources to create maximum opportunities for people of all ages, from the very young to the nicely aged. Our alums work in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, child welfare, mental health agencies, and social welfare organizations and with a diversity of populations including the elderly, the impoverished, the homeless, veterans and their families, children and adolescents, and refugees and immigrants.
The mission of the College of Social Work is to promote wellbeing for all; our faculty are invigorative scholars and practitioners who are committed to enhancing the lives of others. The value on student learning, particularly with the emphasis the CoSW places upon experiential learning, where the classroom extends to the community at the local, national and global levels, allows multiple opportunities for students to grow and develop in to well-rounded professionals. The diversity of the classroom experiences as well as the student service activities reflect our belief that the college experience should enable each growing student to nurture all aspects of life, not just complete a degree.
People who are dedicated and passionate critical thinkers are essential to the social work profession. If you are seeking a degree with a direct career path and one that provides variety and fulfillment, then the BASW may be for you. Please contact us for additional information.
Best wishes as you move forward in your educational goals and career.
Kalea Benner, PhD, MSW, LCSW
Director of Undergraduate Studies
University of Kentucky, College of Social Work
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