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Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? Social work may be right for you.

Social workers help people function the best they can in their environment and circumstance. They provide direct services to people in their homes or places of work and help people to help themselves. They work for change to improve social conditions and help clients deal not only with how they feel about a situation but also find solutions.

Social workers are advocates for social change. A victim of an assault benefits not only from therapy, but also from efforts to curb neighborhood crime. The client who is under stress because illness has devastated the family finances benefits from efforts to reform the nation’s health care system.

Social work is more than working with people on welfare. Social workers serve their communities in impactful ways that lead to lasting changes.

Social Work Licensure

The WVU BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Graduates of the WVU School of Social Work BSW and MSW programs are eligible to pursue social work licensure at their respective degree level. Licensure laws may vary among states. Therefore, students are encouraged to view the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) website (or state licensure board websites) for detailed information about state-specific licensing requirements:

https://www.aswb.org/licensees/about-licensing-and-regulation/social-work-regulation/


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