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Academics

A BSW degree prepares graduates to be generalist practitioners who function as competent, ethical social workers in a variety of settings and help clients who are experiencing a wide range of problems. Faculty prime our students to continue their study in graduate-level programs and provide an enhanced understanding of the world, a capacity for critical thought, and a triad of knowledge, values and skills that forms the base for social work practice.

An MSW degree provides graduates with the knowledge and skills needed for effective and autonomous practice. This program produces graduates who demonstrate increased skill and leadership in assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating across multiple system levels, including practice with individuals, groups, communities and societies. We prepare practitioners for direct and indirect interventions that are client-centered, problem-focused and research-based. Students have the freedom to choose electives in the specialization areas of health and mental health or children and families. Social workers leave TCU with the skills to address complex and changing practice environments in settings from clinical work with individuals to macro practice in national policy analysis.

 

Areas of Study