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Social Work

Department Information

Acting Director: Rebecca López

Associate Director – Coordinator of Academic Programs: Nancy Meyer-Adams (562) 985‑5655

Undergraduate Program Coordinator/Undergraduate Advisor: Nancy Meyer-Adams (562) 985‑5655

Coordinators:

  • Admissions: Candace M. Smith (562) 985-8180
  • Field Education: Marian Klemek (562) 985-8178
  • Distance Education: Marilyn Potts (562) 985‑5183

MSW / BASW 24 Hour Information Line: (562) 985‑5654 / 5427

School Office: SSPA, Room 161

Telephone / FAX: (562) 985‑4616 / 985-5514

Faculty: Paul Abels (Emeritus), Jan Black (Emerita), Jolae Brocato, Stephan Buckingham, Ruth Chambers, Kenneth Chau (Emeritus, 1998), Agathi Glezakos, Catherine C. Goodman, Jean M. Granger (Emerita), Yolanda Green, Maria Gurrola, Lisa Jennings, Christine Kleinpeter, Jeffrey Koob, Brian Lam, Cheryl Lee, Isaiah C. Lee (Emeritus), Rebecca Lopez, Nancy Meyer-Adams, Chikako Nagai, Julie O'Donnell, John Oliver (Emeritus), Eileen Mayers Pasztor, Marilyn Potts, Molly Ranney, Susan Rice (Emerita), Janaki Santhiveeran, Candace M. Smith, Phillip Tan, Thomas Alex Washington, Steve Wilson

Assistant to the Director: Ann Radzicki, (562) 985-1878

Full-time Field Faculty: Venetta Campbell, Rashida Crutchfield, Tom Crowe, Michael Foster, Judy Green, Marian Klemek, Stacey Peyer, Joy Rubin, Susana Salas

Students desiring information should contact the numbers listed above. Program applications (BASW, MSW) are available on the School's website (www.csulb.edu/social-work).

Career Possibilities

Social Worker • Hospital Discharge Planner • Services Eligibility Worker • Psychiatric Social Worker • Probation or Parole Officer • Delinquency Prevention Program Worker • Medical Social Worker • School Social Worker • Child Welfare Caseworker • Community Organization Administrator • Health Care Administrator • Director of Social Services • Researcher • Organization Administrator • Health Care Administrator • Researcher • Organization Administrator • Health Care Administrator • Employment Program Supervisor • Industrial Social Worker • Health Educator and Hospice Services Coordinator • Case Management • Gerontological Social Work • Community Organizer • Social Policy Analyst (For more information, see www.careers.csulb.edu.)

Introduction

The mission of the School of Social Work is to prepare a diverse student population for Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) degrees for professional social work practice. The graduates of these programs are able to:

  • demonstrate competent and ethical practice with diverse and multicultural populations from a base that builds on advances in social work knowledge, values and skills;
  • enhance the well-being, and address the needs of diverse and multicultural populations across the life span; and
  • advocate for social justice and social change and for elimination of oppression and discrimination.

Additionally, the mission is to provide a BASW and MSW education which is broadly accessible so that graduates can serve the needs of local, state and international communities in which they practice. In order to accomplish the mission, the School of Social Work draws on a diverse faculty who provide quality social work education and contribute to the community, the profession and the advancement of professional knowledge.

The BASW and MSW programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (Council on Social Work Education, Commission on Accreditation, 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703-683-8080).

The School, University and Council on Social Work Education regulations do not permit the substitution of life or work experience for curriculum or degree requirements.