“Overall employment of social workers is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations."
Are you interested in working in a helping profession? Do you feel that God is calling you to work with people who are struggling with different problems in life? Do you want to be a private therapist or marriage and family counselor? Maybe you would like to work in a medical setting like a hospital, a clinic, or a nursing home. Perhaps you have a desire to work in a school setting with children or you want to work in a church setting or travel overseas and work in an international setting. If so, social work provides a variety of possibilities to work in different settings with people from young to old who might need a therapist to help get their life back on track, people who might be homeless, struggling with substance abuse, domestic violence, poverty, need therapy for marriage and family problems, education problems, health problems, human trafficking, and so on. Social work is one of the most versatile majors to be found and one that is in demand around the world.
Trevecca offers great opportunities through its Social Work Program, which has recently been granted accreditation by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE). Not only is the program academically strong, but being located in Nashville provides many resources for training. Senior social work majors have a senior field practicum that requires a minimum of 400 hours working at a social service agency.
Tennessee, like many other states, has passed legislation requiring bachelor’s level social work licensure. State agencies (some private agencies are following the same guidelines) are required to hire only social workers for social work positions who have graduated from CSWE schools and have received their BSW licensure.
What our students say
"The Social Work Department at Trevecca has been a wonderful influence in my life thus far. The professors are very helpful and encouraging. They care deeply about their students, and they work individually helping them develop their varying interests in the field. They strive to help their students discover their strengths, and ways to capitalize on them so that they are beneficial to their future career. Thanks to the professors in the social work program, I already feel excited and prepared to go out into the world, and shine a light for Christ in the wonderful helping profession of social work."
Professor, Social Work
B.A., 1971, Anderson University
M.S.S.W., 1973, University of Tennessee School of Social Work
M.A., 1986, Anderson University School of Theology
Ph.D., 2004, Tennessee State University