MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (Dec. 13, 2013) — Milligan College announced plans to begin offering a social work major in fall 2014.
Students who pursue the major will earn a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree.
“The social work major is a natural fit for a Christian college like Milligan,” said Dr. R. Garland Young, vice president for academic affairs and dean. “Our commitment to honor God by educating men and women to be servant leaders means that we want to train committed Christians who are broadly educated and highly trained to excel in helping professions such as social work.”
The new major also addresses a need for more social workers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected a 25 increase in the number of social workers needed by 2020 in comparison to the number in 2010.
Milligan’s new major will address all aspects of standard social work theory, practice and procedures within a Christian framework. It includes emphases on ethical issues, student practica and contemporary social work policy.
For more information about this program visit the Social Work listing in the catalog. To learn more about Milligan’s other 100-plus majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800.447.5922.