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Social Work

The Bachelor of Arts in Social Work degree program at the University of South Alabama provides a combination of academic excellence and commitment to social justice within a vibrant and friendly atmosphere. Social work majors are taught by talented faculty and field experts in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work in the College of Arts and Sciences. The program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education to prepare students for generalist social work practice in areas such as child welfare, mental health, family services, public health, criminal justice and substance abuse treatment. 

Social work students enroll as pre-professional majors, first completing required liberal arts courses and achieving the minimum GPA for admission to the major. Once in the professional major, social work students develop skills and techniques for generalist practice with individuals, families, groups and communities. During the senior year, social work students intern in social service agencies across the Gulf Region. After earning a bachelor’s in social work at South, graduates are eligible to apply for advanced standing master’s in social work programs across the country.

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Social Work Faculty and Alumni Talk with Prospective Students
Social Work Faculty and Alumni Talk with Prospective Students
Tuesday - January 26, 2021
Faculty recently hosted a group of prospective students via Zoom to learn more about the bachelor's in social work program at South. The event featured an alumni panel discussion that focused on career outcomes in the field of social work.
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South Sophomore Solves Cold Cases Using DNA, Forensic Genealogy
South Sophomore Solves Cold Cases Using DNA, Forensic Genealogy
Tuesday - January 19, 2021
Olivia McCarter brings focus and closure to unsolved cases, identifying victims and giving law enforcement a trail to suspects.
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Digging Into the Past
Digging Into the Past
Wednesday - January 15, 2020
The University of South Alabama has been contracted by the City of Mobile to conduct a cultural resource survey in the Africatown community prior to the planned construction of a $3.95 million Welcome Center. The project will include excavation and archeological work and a historical analysis to make sure the site has not been used as a burial ground in the past.
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