MVNU offers the Bachelor of Social Work through Adult and Graduate Studies at the Mount Vernon campus for adults who want to attend class just one night a week, one class at a time to complete their degree.
"The program is geared toward adults primarily in the field of social sciences," said Karen Boyd, chair of the Social Work Department. "This allows them to increase their job opportunities in the field of social work while maintaining their current responsibilities."
According to the U. S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, social work is one of the fastest growing careers in the United States. Professional social workers are employed in many fields of practice, such as mental health, chemical dependency, child welfare, criminal justice, community organization, health care and education.
Completing a social work degree allows graduates to sit for the state licensing exam. A license is a prerequisite to obtaining many social work positions. MVNU's social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
For further information, contact Karen Boyd at (740) 397-9000, ext. 3703, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Careers in Social Work
According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, social work is one of the fastest growing careers in the United States, and data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration indicates that professional social workers are the nation's largest group of mental health services providers. Professional social workers are employed in many field of practice, such as:
- Mental health
- Chemical dependency
- Child welfare
- Criminal justice
- Health care
- Community organization
- Public policy
- International agencies