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.
Hear about the social work program experience directly from our students. For more
interviews with our BSW and MSW students check out the entire interview series
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:
ASWB Laws and regulations database