The Department of Social Work began a partnership with the College of Social Work at The Ohio State University to teach courses at WSU toward a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree awarded by OSU. The first two classes taught by WSU faculty began in Fall 2006,which represented our first step toward establishing a MSW program here.
Annually, eleven social work majors participate in the University Partnership Program that awards a $5,000 grant to students who pursue a career in public child welfare.
Based on recent surveys, 93% of BSW graduates seeking social work jobs find employment. Likewise, between 82-92% of BSW graduates since 2000 taking the licensure exam to become a Licensed Social Worker in Ohio pass the exam.
During Fall 2006, the Social Work Club collected over 2600 pounds of food for The Food-Bank’s Good to Go Backpack project. The club was one of ten finalists for the Ohio Make a Difference Day Award which will be presented by the governor’s office in March, 2007.
Oustanding efforts by students in 2006-2007 include the following: