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Bachelor of Social Work

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The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program is a professional program that prepares students for either direct human service professional positions or graduate programs.

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Master of Social Work

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The Master of Social Work (MSW) program prepares competent, effective and ethical social work professional leaders for social change.

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Doctor of Social Work

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The Doctoral program (PhD) is nationally distinct in its interdisciplinary emphasis, theory-driven research, community-based collaborative research, and student-faculty collaborative research.

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SPOTLIGHT

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Center for Criminal and Juvenile Justice Priorities

Center on Criminal and Juvenile Justice Priorities
The Center for Criminal and Juvenile Justice Priorities (CCJJP) is an interdisciplinary center of scholars and community stakeholders committed to creating and disseminating research, education, and training for practitioners, policy makers, people with lived experience, and people at risk of justice involvement.

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ACADEMICS

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Social Justice Minor

The Social Justice minor is designed to give non-social work majors the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding about social justice in the person-environment context.

RESEARCH

Gerontechnology – Aging in Place

Dr. Robinson is part of an interdisciplinary team that utilizes technology in order to assist older adults to age in place and track important changes in their health. In this current research, her research team, which includes collaborators in Nursing, Engineering, and Medicine, is developing embedded sensor systems to be used for early illness detection.

FACULTY

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Aaron Thompson

Dr. Thompson’s work and research is primarily focused on collaborations with schools and community service agencies to determine the best ways to help school-aged children with social, emotional, and behavioral health concerns.

Boast of the Week

Practicing Self-Care and Building Resilience

The Self Care Committee remains committed to providing support to students, and assisting with generating solid self-care plans to last throughout their careers. Due to the global pandemic, we have decided to forgo a formal self-care week in the Fall. Instead, we will be providing opportunities for support, education, fun, and resiliency building throughout the semester.

Self-Care Committee