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FSU Department of Social Work Sets Information Sessions
10/01/2002

The Department of Social Work at Frostburg State University will hold a series of information sessions for persons interested in a career in social work. The meetings will include information on the curriculum requirements of the social work program at FSU.

The sessions will be at the Department of Social Work Offices in room 029, Guild Center, on the FSU campus.

The dates and times are Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon; Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, from 10 a.m. to noon; Thursday, March 13, 2003, from noon to 2 p.m.; and Saturday, April 19, 2003, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The sessions are designed for people who want to learn more about the social work profession and FSU's undergraduate social work program. For those who intend to apply, the sessions serve as orientation to the major and provide details about admissions criteria, course requirements, curriculum planning, social work licensing and continued study beyond the undergraduate level.

Those who plan to attend are asked to call the FSU Department of Social Work at (301) 687-7497 at least one day in advance of the session. Persons with disabilities who need accommodation or who have questions about the physical access provided may call the ADA Compliance Office at (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

The FSU undergraduate social work program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Graduates are eligible to take state licensing exams at the undergraduate level and are potentially eligible to apply for advanced standing in master's degree programs in social work. Advanced standing allows students to complete their Master of Social Work degrees in less time than it would otherwise take.

The U.S. Department of Labor projects that social work is one of 10 occupation groups at the bachelor's degree level most likely to experience the fastest growth through the next decade. FSU social work graduates have secured employment in fields such as children and family services, gerontology, developmental disabilities, mental health and health care.

FSU's Department of Social work offers a wide variety of co-curricular opportunities, including community service experiences, annual lobby day field trips to Annapolis and Washington, opportunities to engage in applied social research projects and a summer human service practicum in Ireland. All social work students complete a full-time internship in a human service setting the last semester before graduation. Field placements are available in hospital, correctional, school and community-based agency settings, among others.

FSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. Policies, programs and activities of FSU are in conformance with federal and state laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race, color, religion, national origin, sex, status as a veteran and handicap.

For information about FSU's social work program, contact Dr. Baxter Wright, department chair, at (301) 687-3157.

For further information on this release, contact:

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