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New Graduates Welcomed to Social Work Profession

Under the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, JMU's nationally accredited Department of Social Work welcomed 53 graduates into the growing profession of Social Work.

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PHOTO: JMU students at conferenceSocial Work Students Attend Diversity Conference

September 16, 2014

After participating in a semester-long independent study analyzing data on different students’ attitudes toward diversity issues, Dr. BJ Bryson and her team of four social work students attended the 2014 National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) in Indianapolis, IN.

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Karen Myers Joins Social Work Department

July 28, 2014

Social Work department welcomes new faculty member, Karen Myers as an assistant professor this fall.

PHOTO: John HarperEducation from Experience: Social Work in the Classroom

May 9, 2014

After graduating with a degree in Social Work, John Harper will be teaching underprivileged and underserved youth in Alabama through Teach for America.


SWO Makes Efforts to Help Harrisonburg Homeless

April 28, 2014

JMU’s Social Work Organization (SWO) has been doing something a little unconventional to help out the Harrisonburg homeless community: collecting plastic bags to recycle into sleeping mats.


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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. More >