Communication Disorders and Social Work
The Social Work Program at the University of Central Missouri offers a bachelor's degree in social work (BSW). Required coursework and the social work field practicum equip students with the knowledge, skills, and values for entry-level (generalist) social work practice and for advancement to graduate level study. Most of the required social work courses are taken during the junior and senior years. A minor is not required with the social work major.
Admission to the Social Work Program is required of all students interested in earning a BSW. Students typically apply for admission and meet with the Admissions Committee during their junior year in the program. A description of the admissions process can be found in the description of the Social Work Program and the UCM Undergraduate Catalog.
Social Work Profession
The social work profession works with people to assist them in strengthening and improving their abilities to meet the wide variety of life's challenges. Social workers are involved in helping people to resolve emotional, social, economic, and political problems. Social workers are employed in a wide variety of community agencies and social institutions and provide services to individuals across the lifespan, from birth to death. BSW graduates find employment in state agencies providing services to children, youth and families; community agencies providing mental health services to children and adults; institutions and agencies providing healthcare; community agencies that provide services to families and children; and agencies and institutions that provide services to aging adults and their family members.