Students seeking to promote social change, social action, and respect for cultural and language differences will find a rewarding career in social work. Social work provides the opportunity to work with individuals, groups, families, organizations, and communities.
The professional social worker makes a difference in improving the lives of others. NMHU’s focus on multicultural practice provides a deep understanding of cultural and ethnic differences and the way they influence the social worker’s role.
New Mexico Highlands University’s B.S.W. program was first accredited by the Council on Social Work Education in 1974. Our curriculum prepares students for entry-level generalist practice.
NMHU’s alumni are successfully 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. 448 hours of field practicum in social work is required during the senior year. This experience lets students gain direct work experience with a specific target population, while integrating and applying their classroom knowledge.
Students who achieve high academic standards are eligible to apply to the school’s advanced standing M.S.W. honors program, which allows completion of the M.S.W. degree in two to three academic semesters.
Learning outcomes data
NMHU BSW Learning Outcomes Data, 2020-21 (posted 2022)
NMHU MSW Learning Outcomes Data, 2020-21 (posted 2022)
State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)
Social Work Licensure Information: State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)