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Belmont University | Belief in Something Greater
Sarah Stob, social work alumnus

Social Work

Want to Make a Difference in People's Lives?

Develop Real-World Social Work Skills to Help Others

Being a social worker means empowering society's most vulnerable members and helping them overcome challenges.

In our Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program, you'll train as a social work generalist - meaning you'll be prepared to assist individuals, families, groups and communities function successfully, helping them deal with a vast array of obstacles.

Next Classes Start January 8




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Valerie Nichols
Social Work Program Advisor
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Why Social Work?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of social workers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2016 to 2026. 

What You'll Learn

  • Develop generalist social work skills and techniques in: crisis intervention, group-work, problem-solving with individuals and families.
  • Apply generalist social work skills in working with specific populations such as children, the aging, those affected by substance abuse.
  • Gain real-world social work experience with field work placements in local social service agencies.
  • Explore the study of spiritual formation for the individual as the social worker, examining the importance of acknowledging the spiritual with clients, and addressing issues that one must be sensitive to and work with using the strengths perspective.
  • Develop social work problem solving, with a focus on community development, organizational management, leadership, and grant writing.