The essence of social work is helping people, organizations and communities. If these things interest you, our BSW program can help you turn your passion into a career. Social work strives to enhance quality of life by alleviating poverty, oppression and social injustice, while promoting respect for human diversity. The social work profession draws upon its own body of knowledge and skills, as well as the theories and findings of other social science disciplines. Among the social sciences, social work is unique in its emphasis on both the person and the social environment in a reciprocal relationship.
Our Bachelor of Social Work program follows the standards and guidelines of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) to prepare you to be competent, caring, ethical and effective social work practitioners.
For practical experience, you’ll be involved in field site placement during your senior year. We facilitate training with agencies you may work for to provide you organization specific policy and procedure knowledge.
There aren’t many online social work degrees, but at ENMU, you don’t have to settle for a mediocre educational experience. Our Bachelor of Social Work online program provides knowledge, financial savings and experienced faculty all in a single location.
Learning Format For Social Work Coursework
Our Bachelor of Social Work is designed to be completed online. You’ll be completing assignments, readings, labs, tests and projects throughout the semester. Recorded lectures via Mediasite will connect you with professors and other students on your own time. Varying by course, student participation, using Mediasite and Canvas, related to recorded lectures will either be completed at your convenience or you’ll need to be on your computer during the actual class time.
Advising for Social Work Majors
We are committed to helping you complete your degree as efficiently as possible. Throughout the program, we offer academic advising via phone or email and are always excited when our students reach out to us. For an advising appointment, please call our department secretary, Kathy Iremonger, 575.562.4226, or email your department advisor to schedule a time.
Social Work Concentration Resources and Academic Help
We have a great resource available to all BSW majors, the Bachelor of Social Work Student Manual, which you can use to reference pretty much everything about our social work program.
We want to make sure you get the support you need. We offer flexible tutoring services, including the ENMU Writing Center which is available to help you improve your writing and help you clearly communicate for written, school-related projects and assignments.
We also have online databases, journal articles and eBooks accessible through the Golden Library. Since ENMU has a dedicated distance learning librarian on staff, you'll always have the help you need to take advantage of library resources.
For questions and concerns you have about your social work homework assignments, projects or grades, you can always email or call your professor.
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
ENMU is committed to helping you finance your education. You can get information about admissions scholarships and find out why more than $22 million in financial assistance was awarded to ENMU students last year. Once you are an enrolled ENMU student, you’ll have access to even more scholarships.
Career Opportunities in Social Work
In New Mexico, social workers are licensed professionals, and are found in a wide variety of practice settings including:
- Health and mental health
- Child welfare
- Community-based organizations
- Medical facilities
- Youth services
- Law enforcement
- Military issues
- Nursing homes
- Private practice
- Correctional facilities
The Bachelor of Social Work at ENMU is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Eastern New Mexico University's social work program supports the tenets of the CSWE accreditation process and adheres to the National Association of Social Worker's (NASW) Code of Ethics. BSW students should become familiar with and comply with the provisions of the NASW Code of Ethics.
Additional Degree Information
You can find additional information about the Bachelor of Social Work degree, including the courses you will take when you're a BSW major at Eastern.