Improving Society One Step at a Time
Do you have a passion for helping others improve their lives and their communities? Consider studying in the Social Work and Family Studies Department at Ashland University.
The Social Work and Family Studies Department has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1987.
Field experience is integrated into every social work course. Students complete an agency observation, interview people who work in those agencies, interview individuals and families for specific assignments, visit a nursing home resident for a semester and attend support groups.
Our department has excellent relationships with local agencies; they are eager to have our students as interns because the students are always so well prepared. Our internships are block placements so that students can be in their agencies full-time, rather than running between agency and classes.
Our internships are an opportunity for exciting professional development in a real-life work setting; it is always a semester of tremendous growth. Students develop the confidence they need to enter the career of social work or to begin graduate school.
The Dean's Scholarship was created to enhance the undergraduate academic experience for new first-time and transfer students enrolled in a major within the College of Arts & Sciences. It is a merit-based, renewable scholarship of $1,500 that can be "stacked" on top of other awarded AU academic scholarships. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in unique academic communities with a focus on career coaching and preparation.
Dean's Scholarships are available in these areas:
- Art and Music
- Communication Studies
- Computer Science
- Criminal Justice and Emergency Management
- Journalism and Digital Media
- Languages and Literatures
- Social Work