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College of Social Work

Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the University of South Carolina College of Social Work! We believe in the
transformative power of social work and its ability to create positive change in individuals,
families, communities and society. Our vibrant and inclusive learning environment provides a
solid foundation for aspiring social workers, equipping them with the skills, knowledge and
empathy necessary to make a meaningful impact in the world.

As you navigate through our website, you will discover a dynamic academic community
committed to excellence in education, research and practice. Our distinguished faculty
members are renowned experts in their fields, passionate about sharing their wisdom and
experiences with our students. With their guidance you will explore cutting-edge theories and
evidence-based practices that address the complex challenges faced by vulnerable populations.

We take pride in our comprehensive curriculum, designed to foster critical thinking, cultural
humility and ethical decision-making. Through a combination of rigorous coursework, field
placements and research opportunities, you will develop the practical skills required to excel in
diverse social work settings. Our emphasis on experiential learning ensures that you not only
gain knowledge but also put it into action, preparing you to make meaningful contributions in
your future professional endeavors.

We foster a collaborative and supportive community, where students, faculty and staff come
together to create an environment that nurtures growth, curiosity and mutual respect. Our
commitment to inclusivity drives our efforts to cultivate a rich tapestry of perspectives, ensuring
that all voices are valued and heard.

As a student at the College of Social Work, you'll have access to a robust network of alumni and
professionals who are dedicated to the advancement of the social work profession. Our strong
connections with community organizations, agencies and policymakers provide you with unique
opportunities for internships, mentorship, and career advancement.

Whether you are beginning your journey into the field of social work or seeking to enhance your
skills as a seasoned professional, we are here to support and guide you every step of the way.
Thank you for visiting our website. We invite you to explore all that the University of South
Carolina College of Social Work has to offer and join us in making a difference in the lives of

Welcome to our community of change-makers!

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Teri Browne
Dean, University of South Carolina College of Social Work

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.