Social Work

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Ten Reasons To Be A Part Of The BSW Program at JSU...

 1. Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1988.

 2. Innovative course work and creative field practicums.

 3. Provide unique service learning activities.

 4. Experience real world scenarios in collaborative relationships with fellow students, faculty, and experienced social work professionals.

 5. Strong social work student organization.

 6. Opportunity to be inducted into the National Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society.

 7. Prepare students for entry level social work practice.

 8. Opportunity to be selected to receive a Title IV-E, Child Welfare, stipend.

 9. One of the largest BSW programs in the state of Alabama.

10. Be a part of the annual JSU Social Work conference that provides unlimited networking opportunities, national speakers, and diverse learning opportunities.

The Jacksonville State University MSW program achieved Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Candidacy for the master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

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