Bachelors in Social Work
The undergraduate department in the School of Social Work focuses on social work philosophy, knowledge base and practicum field instruction experience. The Program offers an opportunity for students to major in a generalist practice-oriented sequence that is directly related to the delivery of social services in an urban milieu.
History of the BSW Department
The foundation of the BSW Department at Morgan State University, School of Social Work reflects a rich and long history of commitment to and advocacy for social and economic justice, equity and equality; a history of giving voice to vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and families in the surrounding urban communities.
The Social Work Program was formed in 1969 as the Undergraduate Social Welfare Program in the Department of Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts. In 1975, the program received departmental status and the name was changed to the Department of Social Work. The social work program received approval by the Council on Social Work Education in 1975 and became one of the first undergraduate programs in the country to receive accreditation by this body. The department has continued to achieve re-accreditation since that time. Since the first class earning the BSW degree graduated in 1971, students completing the undergraduate degree in social work at Morgan State University have gone on to distinguished careers in social work and other related disciplines. Social agencies located in the Baltimore-Metropolitan area employ numerous Morgan social work graduates. Such agencies include, but are not limited to, Baltimore City Public Schools, hospitals, psychiatric facilities, correctional facilities, child welfare agencies, and agencies that provide services to the elderly. In addition, a substantial number of students receiving the bachelor's degree in social work from Morgan pursue graduate studies in social work within two years of receiving the BSW. Morgan's BSW Program has been in the forefront of graduating social work professionals who are leaders in urban communities nationally.
Professor Yvonne Greene, BSW Program Chair
Developing Leaders for Urban Change