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.
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: