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Social Work and Sociology

This department includes two distinct and related academic programs. Each of these programs offer a baccalaureate degree, the Baccalaureate Social Work (BSW) Program does not offer or require a minor but the Sociology Program requires either a minor or a double major.  

Dr. Maureen Newton is the Department Head for Sociology and Social Work as well as the BSW Program Director and Dr. Tina Deshotels is the Coordinator for the Sociology Program. Ms. Lisa Pugliese is the departmental secretary and Mrs. DaRhonda Hicks is the BSW Clerical Assistant.

Masters in Social Work @ JSU

Start by clicking the following link Graduate Studies. There is not a specific Graduate application for the MSW program, it is a general application.

For questions regarding applications to the graduate school, please contact Ms. Ashlee Hanvey at or 256-782-5348.

For additional information call 256-782-8208 or email Dr. Maureen Newton at

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