|THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA GRADUATE CATALOG|
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The School of Social Work offers educational programs leading to the bachelor of social work, master of social work, and doctor of philosophy degrees. The mission of the school is to solve biopsychosocial problems, improve individual and social conditions, and promote justice and human dignity through teaching, research, and service.
At the master's level, the School prepares students for evidence-informed advanced social work practice and leadership roles. Students are prepared to plan, administer, deliver, and evaluate social services for citizens of the state, region, and nation. The doctor of philosophy program prepares students for research careers in social work. Students learn theory-building, research methods, and critical evaluation of social work policies and practices. The faculty of the School engages in research and professional activities designed to enrich educational programs, improve social conditions, and meet needs of the state, region, and nation.
The School is housed primarily in Little Hall
in the central area of the University campus. The building is
designed to provide access and mobility for persons with physical
disabilities. The Social Work Reading Room, located in the Little
Hall, is staffed to provide assistance to students and
faculty. Distance learning programs are also available for masterís
THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA GRADUATE CATALOG