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Welcome to the Social Work website for Texas Tech University.

Thanks for your interest in our program. We offer an excellent opportunity for students to learn social work knowledge, skills, and values in a supportive atmosphere. What is social work?

Click here to learn more about our profession.

We hope that our website provides helpful information to explain briefly the courses we offer and how our program works.

Please feel free to contact us if you need additional information: Laura Lowe, PhD, LCSW, Director at laura.lowe@ttu.edu

Student advising: Please contact Mr. LD Harper for advising in the Social Work Program. He may be reached at l.harper@ttu.edu for an appointment.

 

Program Mission and Assessment

The Social Work Program at Texas Tech University prepares students to contribute to society through professional practice and civic participation. Students are to become critical thinkers, simultaneously becoming self-aware and sensitive to the plight of human kind. The program is designed to integrate a liberal arts foundation with the core principles, knowledge and skills of a generalist social work perspective. For Goals and Behavioral Objectives as well as recent assessment outcomes click here.

 

History of the Social Work Program at TTU

The development of the social work program at Texas Tech University parallels the evolution of the social work profession itself. Both emerged from a desire to improve social conditions of persons in need by preparing social workers with a broad liberal arts background, knowledge of social conditions, and skills for relating to individuals, groups and communities. For more information click here.

 

Social Work Licensing

Did you know you have to be licensed by the state to call yourself a social worker in the State of Texas, as well as most other states? You can learn more about licensing requirements at this USC site and more detailed information about licensing in Texas at the State board of Social Worker Examiners.

 

 

 

Super Congratulations!

Claudia Martinez has been accepted to Teach for America.

WAY TO GO CLAUDIA!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR May 2014 GRADS!

TIFFANY BUTLER, TARYN FRAZIER, SABRINA GILL, DRYSTAL GUERRERO-MANZANARES, TAYLOR INGRAM, ALYSIA MARTINEZ, CLAUDIA MARTINEZ, LOGAN MCDNALD,
MACENZIE POEHLS, JOSI PRESLEY, MALLORY SCOTT, SHELBI TALAVERA.

Congratulations to our December 2013v grads!

JASMINE ALCALA, VANESSA ARANDA, KAITLIN AWALT, JEREA BROWN, SARAH BUTTS, KATELYN FERGUSON, SENAIDO GARCIA, ERICA IAQUANIELLO, THOMAS JIMISON, ALYSSA JONES, YOLANDA MARTINEZ, LARUEN MOWERY, COURTNEY TRUITT, BRITANNY WAGGONER, VICTORIA ZEPEDA

Fast Fact

In Texas, to sit for the Bachelor Level Social Work Licensure Exam (LBSW) you must have a degree from a Council on Social Work Education Accredited social work program (like ours!).