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PHOTO: NEA GrantGrant fuels project pairing students with former inmates

December 12, 2017

Social work professor Cindy Hunter is working with music professors David Stringham and Jesse Rathgeber to study the impact of an interdisciplinary, arts-based project on formerly incarcerated persons, pre-service professionals and community members.

PHOTO: JMU students and faculty

Putting life's lessons in song

December 6, 2017

Gracie Cuevas, a senior majoring in social work and Spanish, said she has been surprised by how the men have opened up and discussed their lives.

PHOTO: Wilson HallCHBS programs nationally recognized for engagement

November 28, 2017

The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) recently recognized JMU nursing and social work for exemplary civic education within their respective programs.

PHOTO: Policy SummitMinding the health insurance gap

October 24, 2017

Student teams take a crack at solving complex issue: What's the best way to provide health insurance to 400,000 Virginians who earn too much to afford Medicaid but too little to purchase their own insurance?

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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 >