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Tammy Rice and students

On behalf of the faculty and staff, welcome to the Bachelor of Social Work Program. As the BSW Program Director it is my privilege to work alongside the BSW faculty in creating a rigorous and rewarding program of study for our students. I believe our students receive a BSW education that rivals any other program they might find. We are committed to engaging with our students to help them achieve their educational and personal goals. We are proud of our profession and enjoy welcoming our students to its ranks. I believe our graduates are some of the finest social workers in the profession and they are practicing right here in our community. My hope is that we have taught them "to think, to perform and to act ethically and with integrity."

Dalton State’s BSW program, which is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), prepares social workers to practice social work in a variety of social service agencies including hospitals, mental health centers, home health agencies, child welfare agencies, nursing homes, aging services, hospices, substance abuse programs and criminal justice programs. The program also prepares students for graduate study in Master of Social Work (MSW) programs. BSW students are provided excellent practicum experiences through a broad variety of internships and field placements.

CSWE Student Learning Outcomes (2020)

If you're looking for a career that allows you to “make a difference” in the lives of others and provides you with the skills needed for building a better world, consider majoring in social work. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the social work job market will continue to grow at a rate more than double that projected for all other occupations from 2016-2026. Our alumni, are making significant contributions to the profession of social work throughout the United States and the world and we look forward to seeing you do so also.

Please stop by the Social Work office if you have any questions or want to learn more about our program.

Tammy M. Rice, LCSW
BSW Program Director
Assistant Professor of Social Work