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Division of Social Work

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Valerie Thompson-Ebanks.The UW Division of Social Work welcomes Associate Professor Valerie Thompson-Ebanks as its new BSW Program Director.

Contact Information:

Health Sciences 214

(307) 766-5639

Office Hours: Tuesday, Noon - 2:00 pm or by appointment.

Social worker and a childDo you want to make a difference in the lives of others?  Do you seek a deeper sense of meaning and purpose in life?  Perhaps you feel a call to help other people, but aren't sure where to start.  If so, we welcome you to join us on the path to becoming a professional social worker.

Please explore the links below to learn more about the exciting career options that are available to you, why the University of Wyoming Division of Social Work is a great choice for where to get your BSW, what the requirements are for applying to the BSW Program, and how to apply to our BSW Program.



The Mission of the BSW program: 

Guided by the ethics, values, scholarly inquiry, and practice principles of the social work profession, the mission of the University of Wyoming's Division of Social Work is to educate and prepare students to become effective, ethical, and competent generalist social workers by providing quality learning opportunities for leadership in promotion of social, economic and environmental justice for diverse populations in the state of Wyoming, nationally, and internationally.

Goals of the BSW program:

  • Educate students for "frontier" generalist (BSW) social work practice that is especially relevant to frontier and rural communities;
  • Infuse the concepts of social, economic, and environmental justice, grounded in a commitment to human rights and critical thinking, across the curriculum;
  • Provide students with opportunities to engage in meaningful professional relationships, interprofessional collaboration, and professional development;
  • Create avenues for faculty and student participation in innovative research and scholarship;
  • Provide opportunities for involvement in policy advocacy and social action at the local, state, and national levels;
  • Engage students in the development of practice skills through community-based work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities; and
  • Facilitate learning opportunities to enhance student awareness of diverse cultures and develop the ability to practice in an increasingly globalized society.


Career Options with a BSW

Why the University of Wyoming?

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Admission Requirements

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Did you know?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of social workers is expected to grow by 25 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.

Contact Us

University of Wyoming

College of Health Sciences

Division of Social Work

Dept. 3632

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: (307) 766-6112

Fax: (307) 766-6839


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