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BSW Program

The Bachelor's of Social Work Program will be accepting students for enrollment Fall 2023!!!  (Prerequisite classes in social work will be offered Summer 2023.)

The BSW program at A&M-Texarkana seeks to provide students with a quality education and prepare students with entry-level skills to become generalist social work practitioners prepared to address and work with diverse clients dealing with complex social issues. 


PROGRAM MISSION

The A&M-Texakana Baccalaureate Social Work (BSW) Program mission is to prepare students as generalist Social Work practitioners to work with constituents at various systems levels to address regional problems related to poverty, chronic illness, and other social and economic injustices.  The program seeks to prepare students with professional knowledge, values, skills, and processes guided by human rights, respect for diversities, and social responsibility and centralized around anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed social work practices essential for working with complex issues faced by individuals, families, communities, and organizations. 


PROGRAM GOALS

  1. Prepare competent generalist social workers ready to engage with diverse client systems.   
  2. Engage students in research to better inform their practice and policy advocacy efforts. 
  3. Prepare students to promote anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices with constituents at various system levels within a variety of professional contexts.  
  4. Enhance students’ problem-solving skills through experiential learning designed to prepare them for complex case work and ethical decision making in their field work and beyond.    
  5. Engage students to work in partnership with the community to address local and regional concerns. 
  6. Educate students about person-in-the-environment and ecological frameworks and how each gives context to providing anti-oppressive and trauma-informed care

PROGRAM OF STUDY

Flexible programs of study are available (part-time, full-time, evening and online course options). While the program of study is flexible, the sequence in which the classes are to be taken is structured. Generally, students can complete the social work bachelor's degree coursework over four full-time semesters.  A minimum of 57 credit hours in social work is required for graduation:

  • 6 lower division social work pre-requisites
  • 43 credit hours of upper division social work coursework
  • 8 credit hours of field instruction (400 clock hours) that offers our students the unique opportunity to gain professional experience while under the supervision of a professional social worker in an agency setting.
Our faculty offers our students individualized academic advising for specific guidance related to their program of study.

For more information, please contact Dr. Deanna Robinson, Ph.D., LCSW - Interim BSW Program Director & Assistant Professor at drobinson@tamut.edu, or by phone at (903) 334-6618.


  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
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  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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