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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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Big Dig: South Archaeologists Excavate Mobile Bay Bridge Site
Big Dig: South Archaeologists Excavate Mobile Bay Bridge Site
Wednesday - April 27, 2022
The USA Center for Archaeological Studies digs into the past to make way for a bridge linking Alabama's two coastal counties.
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South Students Attend Human Rights Workshop in U.K.
South Students Attend Human Rights Workshop in U.K.
Wednesday - April 27, 2022
Dr. Douglas Marshall, Honors College interim dean, and three University of South Alabama students recently returned from the Oxford Consortium for Human Rights workshop in England. The Honors College at South has been a member of the Consortium since 2019 and returned to the U.K. this year after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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'Good Jobs and Bad Jobs'
Wednesday - April 27, 2022
Dr. Kenneth Hudson studies the dual labor market, income inequality and their implications for society.
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