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welcome to the
school of social work

Social work has the power to alleviate poverty and oppression among individuals, families and entire communities. We can help you make a difference in the world through our dedication to excellence in teaching, research and community service. At SFA, you can become a social worker at the generalist (Bachelor of Social Work) or advanced generalist level (Master of Social Work). Once you graduate, rewarding career opportunities can be found in both state and private agencies.

accreditation

SFA’s Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Learn more.

Partnerships

  • SFA and Lone Star College formed a partnership to offer social work courses leading to a Bachelor of Social Work and a Masters of Social Work degrees at LSC-University Center at The Woodlands. SFA and Tyler Junior College formed a similar partnership designed to make social work education available to students in the Tyler area.

     

    SFA Social Work: Partnerships

Transformative Experiences

At SFA, we believe students benefit greatly from hands-on learning in and out of the classroom. Transformative experiences are at the core of our academic philosophy.

Field Instruction

Field Instruction

We believe there is no substitute for real-world interaction with families and individuals who are truly in need. As a result, our social work students participate in a variety of field-instruction opportunities.

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Student Organizations

Student Organizations

Our students enjoy networking and gaining additional knowledge through a variety of student organizations, clubs and honor societies – all with a social work focus.

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LUMBERJACK SPOTLIGHT

  • WILMA CORDOVA GIVES STUDENTS THE TOOLS TO EMPOWER THOSE IN NEED.

    SFA professor Wilma Cordova believes social work is a calling. She guides her students through rigorous research, fieldwork and role-playing exercises to prepare them for careers as advocates for equality and social justice.

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    Wilma Cordova, Professor of Social Work

    Wilma Cordova, Professor of Social Work

Community Impact

SFA is deeply engaged in impacting the community through a variety of initiatives.

Center for Rural Social Work Research and Development

Center for Rural Social Work Research and Development

SFA’s Center for Rural Social Work Research and Development provides support and resources necessary to plan and implement a variety of research studies and intervention strategies aimed at rural communities. Our faculty members and students are actively engaged in projects that address the real-world problems faced by rural populations.

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Child Welfare Professional Development Project

Child Welfare Professional Development Project

The Child Welfare Professional Development Project is a federally funded Title IV-E partnership of SFA’s School of Social Work and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. It gives students in our Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work programs the opportunity to apply for unique fieldwork and internship opportunities.

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Meet Our Students

  • Emma Skipper

    Emma Skipper

    Emma is a master’s degree student and graduate assistant for the School of Social Work. She’s always found joy in helping others and loves how social workers can make a difference in rural, metropolitan or even international settings.  

  • Joy Egigba

    Joy Egigba

    Joy is a graduate student in the School of Social Work. She loves how SFA encourages her to interact with other students and experts in her field, allowing her to grow academically, professionally and personally every single day.

  • Shelby Kolek

    Shelby Kolek

    Shelby, who has served as vice president of the SFA School of Social Work Student Council, recently received the National Association of Social Workers East Texas Chapter Undergraduate Social Work Student of the Year Award.

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  • CONTACT US

    936.468.5105

    swk@sfasu.edu

  • COME SEE US

    420 E. Starr Avenue

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 6104, SFA Station
    Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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