Union University

School of Social Work

School of Social Work

Social Work is about helping people-children, families, older adults, and whole communities. The social work program prepares students for entry level professional positions in a diversity of public and private settings, including child advocacy and welfare, children and youth counseling, school social work, medical social work, church social work, missions, foster care and adoptions, geriatric social work, and mental health. The program prepares students to empower people, particularly those who are vulnerable, to achieve a better "fit" with their world and to help the world to be more responsive to the needs of people. The program emphasizes the importance of a liberal arts foundation and of Christian and social work values that promote social and economic justice. READ MORE

The major also emphasizes preparation for graduate study. Graduates from the BSW program are eligible to apply for advanced standing in graduate programs leading to the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.

School of Social Work Mission Statement

The School of Social Work educates and equips comptent, compassionate, and effective social workers to be transformative leaders who enhance human well-being and promote social justice.

BSW Mission Statement

The Bachelor of Social Work program prepares competent and effective professionals for leadership in generalist practice. In a context of Christian higher education, the program fosters compassionate service, promotes social and economic justice, and equips students for excellence in social work practice.

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Social Work Program and Master of Social Work Program at Union University are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

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5/1/15 - Mallory Lamm, sophomore social work major, welcomes new students to orientation and opens the morning with prayer in the Carl Grant Events Center. - Meg Rushing
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Mallory Lamm, sophomore social work major, welcomes new students to orientation and opens the morning with prayer in the Carl Grant Events Center. - Meg Rushing

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4/29/15 - Chris Layne, junior social work major, is awarded during the Social Work Banquet in the Carl Grant Events Center.  - MiKalla Cotton
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Chris Layne, junior social work major, is awarded during the Social Work Banquet in the Carl Grant Events Center. - MiKalla Cotton

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A guest of the "Toxic Charity: Compassion, Justice, and the Christian Life" conference takes notes as Bob Lupton speaks. - Kristi McMurry Woody

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4/22/15 - Bob Lupton speaks to a full room at the
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Bob Lupton speaks to a full room at the "Toxic Charity: Compassion, Justice, and the Christian Life" conference sponsored by the Center for Just and Caring Communities and the Department of Social Work. - Kristi McMurry Woody

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Social Work Programs of Study
Contact Information
  • Mary Anne Poe, Associate Dean
    mpoe@uu.edu - 731-661-5397
  • Kim McNeil, Program Coordinator
    kmcneil@uu.edu - 731-661-5554
  • Brandon Bailey, Director of Marketing and Continuing Education
    bbailey@uu.edu - 731-661-5388
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