Students seeking a career that promotes social change, social action and respect of cultural and language differences and who wish to make a difference in improving the life of others, a career in social work begins at New Mexico Highlands University.
Social work is a career that provides students with the opportunity to work with individuals, groups, families, organizations and communities. The professional social worker makes a positive difference by empowering others to improve their lives.
Our B.S.W. program was first accredited by the Council on Social Work Education in 1974. The completion of the program requires 52 credit units of combined junior and senior level courses. Our B.S.W. curriculum prepares students for entry-level generalist practice, acquiring the skills and knowledge to work in public and private social service agencies. Alumni of our program have successfully acquired positions working in a variety of settings: mental health and health care, substance abuse programs, schools, child welfare, hospice, gerontology and many other fields of practice.