Chilton Hall, Room 263
1155 Union Circle #305370
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Web site: sowk.hps.unt.edu
Sharon Bowland, Chair
Social work addresses societal concerns and the well-being of people to ensure they have equal access to resources, services and opportunities. Social workers encourage change by striving to end discrimination, oppression, poverty and other forms of social injustice. They work in many different settings, including:
- child welfare and family service agencies
- community mental health or substance abuse treatment centers
- nonprofit, government or private human service programs
- retirement centers, nursing homes or other aging programs for older people and their families
- school or community programs to meet the needs of children
Our program provides a solid foundation in the knowledge, skills and values necessary for the social work field and prepares students for the required state licensing exam.
We offer many opportunities to work with the community, practice skills, get involved in social work organizations and network. As part of our curriculum, we have service learning projects in the introductory courses and practice courses that apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations.
Our faculty members are well-known researchers and practitioners with experience working in diverse areas. Their research has been published in recognized journals and presented regularly at national conferences.
The Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (1701 Duke St., Suite 200; Alexandria, VA 22314; telephone 703-683-8080). This accreditation means we meet or exceed strict academic standards for excellence in social work education.