Dorothy Donahoe Hall, BB200
(661) 665-6928 (fax)
Program Director: Joseph Chandy
Dorothy Donahoe Hall, BB201
The profession of social work has long upheld a tradition of commitment to social justice and equity, and has advocated for oppressed and vulnerable populations. Today, social workers can be seen in fields such as mental and physical health, family and child welfare, aging, corrections, juvenile justice, youth services, substance abuse and industrial social work and deal with the increasingly complex and difficult problems of our age. Poverty, homelessness, chronic mental illness, drug abuse, family violence, youth and adult criminal behavior, aging and AIDS are a few of those difficult issues that confront professional social workers in their practice.
The Master of Social Work provides graduate level education and prepares students for advanced social work practice. New graduates will be able to explore exciting job opportunities in direct service, management and administration, community organizations, and consultation to numerous public and private organizations.
Starting in September 1998, CSUB is offering the MSW degree through distance education media, provided by California State University, Long Beach. This is a 3-year, part-time degree program leading to a fully accredited Master of Social Work degree. Students will take all classes at CSUB, and complete their fieldwork experience at local agencies.
The CSU Bakersfield is in the process of developing its own MSW program. The target date for that program to begin is Fall 2000. Students are expected to be admitted during March-June 2000.
For further information, please contact the program director.