MSU at Mt. Sterling
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MSU at Mount Sterling
Clay Community Center
3400 Indian Mound Drive
Mount Sterling, KY 40353
Fax: 606.783.9154

Service Area:
Bath, Bourbon, Clark, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, and Powell County area


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Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

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Students completing a degree in social work will develop the ability to apply critical thinking skills within the context of professional social work practice. They will understand the value base of the profession and its ethical standards and principles, and practice accordingly and will learn to practice without discrimination and with respect, knowledge, and skills related to clients’ age, class, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, family structure, gender, martial status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation. Students will develop an understanding for the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination and apply strategies of advocacy and social change that advance social and economic justice. Students will gain knowledge of the history of social work  and its contemporary structures and issues. They will apply the knowledge and skills of generalist social work practice with systems of all sizes. Students will gain knowledge of theoretical frameworks supported by empirical evidence to understand individual development and behavior across the life span and the interactions among individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.  They will learn to analyze, formulate, and influence social policies, evaluate research studies, apply research findings to practice, and evaluate their own practice interventions.  They will learn to use communication skills effectively across client populations, colleagues, and communities. Students and professionals will use supervision and consultation appropriate to social work practice. Finally, students will develop the ability to function within the structure of organizations and service delivery systems and seek necessary organizational change.

Possible Careers 
Social Worker, school counselor, clergy, probation/correction officer, treatment specialist, counselor or mental health therapist

Potential Employers : Consulting Firms; Courts and Correctional Institutions; Government Agencies; Hospitals/Clinics; Nursing Homes; Law Enforcement Agencies; Mental Health Clinics; Nonprofit Organizations; Public & Private Schools; Social Service Agencies