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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.
Ranked #1 MSW and #2 BSW in North Carolina
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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.
The mission of the Department of Social Work at NC State University is to prepare students for
practice that addresses social, economic, cultural, demographic, and political changes affecting
individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations. Through teaching, advising,
research, and scholarship, the department emphasizes:
- professional ethics,
- social justice,
- diversity, and
- community engagement
HRSA Awards NC State Department of Social Work $2,242,725 to Address National Opioid Crisis through Workforce Expansion
In an effort to combat the national opioid crisis in the United States and to prepare social work practitioners for work in the field of integrated behavioral health through clinical training, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded the NC State Department of Social Work $1,343,963 to train and prepare students to become clinical social workers to combat opioid use disorders (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUD).