Our Students

 We are dedicated to keeping all our students informed and providing you with the best resources available to support and ensure your success!

Get Involved at NC State!

Enrich your student experience by getting involved in extracurricular activities and honor societies on campus! Here are some options available to our students:

  • Baccalaureate Student Social Work Association (BSSWA) for undergraduates;  Graduate Student Social Work Association (GSSWA) for graduate students: These membership organizations complement the academic requirements by networking students with practitioners and undertaking service projects in community.
  • BackTrackers: An organization that recognizes, embraces and supports the diversity of NC State nontraditional undergrad and grad students. We’ll help you find a place to belong, and a way to begin to build a strong network of friends. We provide opportunities to connect with other students in similar life stages. Our group members provide support, share study tips and resources, participate in a book exchange and offer ideas on ways to incorporate academic demands around other commitments. Read the article by The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity
  • Child Welfare Collaborative: The North Carolina Child Welfare Collaborative strengthens public child welfare services in the state by increasing the numbers and diversity of well-trained BSW’s and MSW’s working in local Departments of Social Services. Students complete a Child Welfare course and seminar as well as complete their internship in a Child Welfare agency. 
  • Epsilon Kappa Chapter of the Phi Alpha Honor Society: The Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Phi Alpha National Honor Society was established in 1995 to recognize social work students who excel academically. Once inducted, Phi Alpha members must complete service projects, attend meetings and pay dues.
  • Men in Social Work: We provide a network and resource for men in our department and our male alumni. We create a rapport among students and alumni to support males interested in pursuing social work careers.
  • GLBTCA: The GLBT Community Alliance is NC State's student group dedicated to promoting equality and unity for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Questioning, and Straight Ally students, faculty and staff on our campus and in our community. 

Get in the Field

As a Social Work student at NC State, you’ll think and do by applying what you learn in the classroom in the field. Our undergraduate and graduate students complete their field practicum at diverse placements ranging from nonprofits to social services agencies. We believe your field practicum is the most essential component of your social work education. Our prep for field courses help you identify your interests within the field and then our field coordinator(s) will assist you with finding the right placement. Weekly supervision and field seminar will help you reflect on what you’re learning and how best to work with different clients and in different scenarios. 

Get Advised

Think of your advisor as your professional guide to your academic and professional careers. Advising is a partnership between you and your advisor that is grounded in frequent and ongoing communication regarding personal goals, self-knowledge and information concerning the social work profession, your studies, and  how university policies pertain to you and your academic career.

While academic advising is a collaborative process, the ultimate responsibility for your educational experience resides with you, the student. Get to know your advisor and be sure to stay connected throughout your time here at NC State!

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Get the Financial Aid You Need

Fellowships, scholarships and financial aid are available to all students. Be sure to submit documents early when applying as there are many students who apply for these programs. 

Newly admitted students must pay their advanced enrollment deposit immediately after accepting admission into NC State. Keep in mind that your advisor will not be able to see any of your information until 24 hours after you have paid your advanced enrollment deposit. 

All students have the option to make payments on your NC State tuition bills by using the Tuition Management System. This payment plan, allows students to make five small payments towards their bill. Visit the link provided for further details. 

In the event that a student is denied financial assistance, students have the opportunity to appeal for the aid they were denied. Contact your financial aid officer or academic advisor for more information.

Conduct Research

 All our students engage in research that matters.

Undergraduates can work alongside a faculty mentor with support from the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Graduate students and faculty members work together across disciplines that support our graduates into their careers.

Talk to your advisor about how you can get engaged with research.