Social Work

Undergraduate Program

Message from Program Director

BSW Program Director

My name is Dr. Teresa Young, and I want to welcome you to the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program at TAMUK.  The BSW Program prepares students to become practitioners who are committed to promoting social justice and improving the lives of individuals, families, groups, and communities.  Our BSW graduates are prepared to assist people of all ages, from all walks of life, in a variety of settings.  A BSW degree also provides students with knowledge of problem-solving, communication, and inter-professional collaboration.  These skills are valued by many professions and graduate degree programs.

The BSW Program at TAMUK is hybrid which means the students attend classes one day each week on campus and one day online via zoom.  During the senior year, students are placed in human service agencies throughout the coastal bend where they can learn from practicing social workers in schools and mental health settings.  The BSW Program also prepares students to take the state licensure examination at the undergraduate level.  Students are encouraged to join the Social Work Student Association and the Phi Alpha Honor Society.  These organizations encourage fellowship among social work majors and provide volunteer opportunities for service in the local community. The BSW Program also offers a minor in social work to those students who are majoring in a related field.

Upon graduation, students who obtain the BSW degree may qualify for the graduate program where they can receive a master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) in one year. 

Students enrolled in the Social Work Program at TAMUK have an opportunity to get to know their faculty and we pride ourselves on getting to know our students.  Faculty believe in an open-door policy where students can come to us with questions or concerns regarding their courses.  We are dedicated to the success of our students! 

Dr. Teresa Young

Message from Program Director