Department of Social Work
                                                     Division of Social Science

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Social Work Program
The Social Work Program provides generalist foundation courses designed for entry level social work practice and to prepare students for graduate and professional schools. Students seeking a degree in Social Work are required to apply for admission to the Social Work Program.

Application for admission is made after completion of Introduction to Social Welfare and Community Volunteerism. A major in Social Work consists of thirty-three (33) in class semester credit hours. Three (3) semester hours of Field Seminar and nine (9) semester hours of Social Work Practicum are taken currently.
For a minor, the student is required to complete fifteen hours in designated social work courses.

Social Work Core Requirements: (>>>)
Social Work Weekend (B.S.W.) Program
The weekend social work program was established in 2008 to offer a degree in social work to students that have completed their basic general education program in liberal arts or have an accredited degree in a discipline other than social work. Individuals that are working in social service agencies and have completed an associate degree and/or a Bachelor’s Degree in a discipline other than social work are eligible to apply for this program.

Rust College Social Work Program has been accredited through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) since June 2000. Accreditation of a Social Work Program through CSWE provides several benefits, for example: (1.) Eligibility for the Licensure Examination; (2) Potential admission for the Advanced Standing in a Master of Social Work Program (Read More>>)

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             Department Chair
             Debra Butler, M.S.S.W.  
Department of Social Work
Rust College
150 Rust Avenue
Holly Springs, MS 38635
662-252-8000 ext. 4080/4307
662-252-5332 (Fax)