Welcome to Social Work

The Department of Social Work offers a four-year curriculum of study leading to a Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE). The B.S.W. degree program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello is designed to prepare generalist social work practitioners to work in a variety of areas including, but not limited to: child, adolescent, and family services; health care; mental health care; criminal justice settings; geriatrics; substance abuse services; and in a variety of social service organizations in the community. An emphasis is placed on the ecological paradigm, providing students with an understanding of the reciprocal relationship between the person and environment.

Student Social Work Association

The Student Social Work Association is an official UAM, student lead, organization in which all UAM students are welcome to join on a voluntary basis. The SSWA is the primary mechanism for students to organize and have a voice in the Department of Social Work.  Student recommendations are taken seriously and are a part of the student voice in the Department.  The dues are $25.00 per year as voted upon and approved by the SSWA membership.

Community Advisory Committee

The Community Advisory Committee is an official UAM, community member lead, advisory group for the UAM Department of Social Work.  The purpose of the CAC is to:

  1. Enlist the input, feedback and support of knowledgeable professional social workers to enhance the direction and quality of the UAM Department of Social Work.
  2. Review components of the UAM Department of Social Work.
  3. Provide feedback and suggestions based on an understanding of the UAM Department of Social Work, the needs of the community, and CAC experience with graduates and current students of the UAM Department of Social Work.

contact information

If you have an interest in social work at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, please contact:

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Social Work
University of Arkansas at Monticello
PO Box 3619, UAM
Monticello, AR 71656

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