female students on campus during Policy and Practice class


Welcome to the UTC BSW Social Work Program!  You are entering an exciting profession, a profession with opportunities in diverse settings.  Social work is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States.  The profession is unique, however, in its dedication to working and empowering people who are vulnerable, oppressed, or living in poverty.  While social workers practice as lobbyists, administrators, and policymakers, they frequently choose to work directly with individuals, families, and groups.

The Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) degree prepares you for beginning professional generalist social work practice.  A generalist approach requires that social workers have an extensive foundation of knowledge and skills to assess, analyze, plan, evaluate, and treat clients from diverse backgrounds in various settings and systems.  This degree will enable you to work in many different settings such as health care, rehabilitation, criminal justice, schools, government agencies, mental health, child and adult protective services, counseling, and many others.

During your educational process, you will find that our entire faculty looks forward to helping you reach your goal of earning a Bachelor of Social Work degree.  We do expect you to work diligently in your courses and in your field instruction.  Please take time to review the material contained in the Student Handbook.  If you have any questions, we urge you to contact your educational advisor.

Again, welcome to our program.  Our faculty members are excited about your participation, and we look forward to working with you during the coming semesters.