The Dalton State BSW program prepares graduates to enter generalist social work practice in a variety of settings including social service and government agencies as well as mental health and health care settings. A distinctive feature of the program is its emphasis on preparing social workers to work competently with diverse individuals and groups. Graduates of the BSW program may apply for admission to Master of Social Work (MSW) programs at the advanced-standing level, shortening the length of time required to complete graduate study. The Dalton State BSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Career Opportunities:

  • Therapist/Behavioral Health Counseling
  • School Social Work
  • Forensic/Corrections/Legal Social Work
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Child Welfare Social Work
  • Military and Veterans Social Work
  • Public Policy and Advocacy
  • Not-for-Profit and For-Profit Administration

Alumni Outcomes

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Career Opportunities for Social Work graduates

  • School Social Work
  • Healthcare Social Work
  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health counselors and therapists
  • Forensic Social Work
  • Public Policy and Government Social Workers
  • Not-for-Profit administrators

Our Alumni Work Here

State of Georgia Highland Rivers Behavioral Health Dalton Public Schools Hamilton Medical Center PREMISE Health Conasauga Mental Health Court

Median Salary for Dalton State Social Work Graduates Working in Georgia

Alumni Stories

Social Work Students Gain Real-World Experience Through Service

Kristy Strawbridge spent her fall semester at Dalton State learning to be comfortable being uncomfortable. Strawbridge, of Chattanooga, is a first-year social work major in a service-learning course. Students in the course have spent the semester volunteering at several local nonprofits, including Habitat for Humanity, City of Refuge and the Dalton Housing Authority. “This class […]

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