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Our department is home to a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and alumni.
If you’re looking for a supportive, enriching community in which to gain the skills and perspectives that will prepare you for the honorable, challenging and rewarding field of social work, check us out.
We offer both a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program as well as a Master of Social Work (MSW) program that include a traditional two-year MSW option and an advanced standing one-year MSW course of study.
At NC State, we prepare social workers for careers where they will make a difference in individual lives as well as in our society as a whole.
Bachelor of Social Work
A Bachelor of Social Work degree will prepare you for entry-level professional practice in social work or for advanced graduate-level academic work.
Social Work Minor
Earn a minor in social work to become familiar with the social service system, major social welfare programs and elements of the profession of social work.
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Fulbright Winner Headed to Mexico
One of seven NC State students to earn a competitive Fulbright grant this year, Emma Cathell will spend 9-10 months teaching English to students at a school or university in Mexico. Cathell's role will also include serving as a cultural ambassador for the United States.
College Welcomes A Dozen New Tenure-Track Faculty in Fall 2016
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes 12 new tenure-track faculty to its ranks this fall. Their research interests range from the ethics of emerging science and technology to early identification and prevention services for emotional and behavioral health. Meet these stellar scholars, researchers and teachers.
Drawing from His Own Past, Student Aims to Help Others Fight Addiction
More than four years after arriving in Raleigh homeless and addicted to heroin, Jesse Bennett is clean. He’s married. He’s a father. He’s a college student. Pursuing a bachelor of social work at NC State, Bennett says his quest toward a diploma isn’t only about continuing his recovery. It’s about helping others.