Social Work

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you want to contribute to community, family, and individual well-being?

Then social work may be the right profession for you!

Social work is a dynamic profession based on knowledge, practice skills, research and professional values. It has a code of ethics, practice standards and a national system of accreditation. The profession unites the commitment to help others with the skill and knowledge needed to provide that help.

The Department of Criminal Justice and Social Work offers a BSW where social workers display an informed passion to improve the quality of life for others, especially for vulnerable populations. The BSW degree program prepares students for professional entry level generalist practice in the social work profession, for entry level state licensure and for further education. The Council on Social Work Education has continuously accredited the social work program at Murray State University since 1974.

View Our CSWE Accreditation Materials

BSW social workers are employed in settings such as:

  • Schools and Family Resource Centers
  • Mental Health Providers and Programs for Those with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Settings
  • Probation Departments and Court Advocacy Programs
  • Home Health Agencies, Hospitals and Hospice Programs
  • Adult and Child Protective Services
  • Senior Citizens Programs and Nursing Homes
  • Domestic Violence Programs and Crisis Centers
  • Emergency Assistance Programs

The program does not waive course requirements for the professional foundation areas or for the field practicum. No credit is given for previous work or life experience (CSWE accreditation requirement).

Contact Us

For more information about Social Work at Murray State University, please contact the Department of Criminal Justice and Social Work in the College of Education and Human Services at Murray State University.

Department of Criminal Justice and Social Work

College of Education and Human Services


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