Preparing culturally competent, ethical social workers

Preparing culturally competent, ethical social workers

What is social work?

UNCG’s Department of Social Work incorporates a multicultural, diversity, and social justice focus into classes and field experience to prepare students to engage and work in the community.

Our graduate programs are jointly offered by North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, an HBCU, and UNC Greensboro, a historically white/women’s college, and now a minority-serving institution.

Social Work faculty are leaders in the field and working to address major societal issues, such as discrimination, poverty, substance use, homelessness, and mental illness.

Learn about our programs

Fran Pearson and student interns at the Interactive Resource Center

Bachelor of Social work (B.S.W.)

The purpose of the social work major is to prepare students for entry level generalist practice in social work. This is a professional program of study which is strongly grounded for the first two years in liberal arts; the second two years focus on the professional curriculum. The program prepares students for work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.

Student reading book to children

Master of Social work (M.S.W.)

The Joint M.S.W. program curriculum prepares you for multicultural clinical practice. This innovative program flows from a multicultural history and models collaboration between the two universities. Our students and faculty teach and study at each campus and have access to the full range of instructional and research support available.

Student practicing social work

Doctorate in Social work (ph.D.)

Our Joint Ph.D. program is built on the cornerstones of diversity, multicultural responsiveness, and community engagement. Students in the program will receive the benefits and privileges of being enrolled on both campuses and the degree will include the seals and official signatures from both universities.

Facts and Figures


increase  in the number of jobs for social workers between 2019 and 2029 according to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


hours of community-based service Accumulated Upon completion of our bachelor’s Program


Joint Graduate Programs with North Carolina A&T State University