Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
PORTALES—With cooperation of New Mexico Highlands University's BSW program, Eastern New Mexico University is taking over this fall in offering a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree at ENMU-Roswell. The degree will also be offered at ENMU-Portales and ENMU-Ruidoso, as well as at Eastern's other instructional television sites at Cannon Air Force Base, Clovis Community College, New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, and Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari.
According to Allen Stata, Director of the Social Work program at Eastern, all of the social work courses for the degree can be taken through instructional television combined with Web-based study. This hybrid (ITV +Web) course model means that students can earn their BSW degree without having to travel to the Portales campus.
Students who have already taken the required general education courses, either through Eastern or from other programs, should be able to obtain the BSW in two additional years. Students who have taken social work courses from a Council on Social Work Education-accredited BSW program may also be able transfer those courses into Eastern's BSW program.
Eastern's curriculum is designed to help prepare students and practitioners for. generalist social work practice and eventual licensure.
According to Stata, for the convenience of non-traditional students, the courses are offered in the late afternoons, evenings and Saturdays.
Stata says that some of the many fields using social workers include mental health, child and senior welfare, youth services, law enforcement, corrections, hospitals, the military, and many other social service providers.
For more information, call Stata at 505.562.2504, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.