Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. Clinical social workers diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues. WCU’s Department of Social Work offers undergraduate (BSW) and graduate degrees (MSW) that present students with a variety of career options from working in child welfare, integrated care, mental health, and substance abuse settings to working in private practice, non-profit, and social service administration.
The challenging curriculum covers a wide range of topics and hands-on experience through participation in the field practicum internship, an indispensable component which gives students the opportunity to gain practical experience in preparation for professional Social Work practice.
Enjoy a personalized learning environment in an intimate setting, where our dedicated faculty will work with you in the classroom and the field to help you gain the knowledge and experience you need to succeed.
WCU offers professional development courses for social workers and counselors. Courses include Addictions, Methods of Substance Abuse Treatment, Cultural Competence in Substance Abuse Practice and Science of Addiction. Courses meet the substance abuse specific coursework requirements for licensure and are approved by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board.