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PHOTO:JMU students with Gemeinshaft Home residentsTransitioning and Traversing: Stories and Songs of Incarceration, Equity, Justice and Community

April 20, 2018

Gemeinshaft Home residents along with Harrisonburg-area and JMU student and faculty musicians will share stories and songs written in a collaborative research project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

PHOTO: Morgan EppsStudent interview series - #CHBSChats with Morgan Epps

April 5, 2018

Read more about Morgan's field placement experience in the social work program

PHOTO: Open Doors shelter Social Work class partners with Open Doors to serve homeless population

March 28, 2018

Since 2014, students in SOWK 317 class have partnered with Open Doors, an organization located in Harrisonburg which provides shelter and support for the local homeless population.


Students and faculty volunteer at RAM clinics

March 14, 2018

The Daily News Leader recently featured JMU social work faculty and students in an article about Remote Area Medical clinics in Virginia.

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Welcome from Social Work

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Welcome to the JMU Department of Social Work! Our Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree prepares students for beginning professional practice, and is the entry-level credential as recognized by the National Association of Social Workers. Our program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, qualifying our BSW graduates for consideration for Advanced Standing in MSW programs across the nation. More >