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Social Work

School of Social Sciences & Education


The Social Work major is designed for the student who desires to pursue a ministry of service to the human community in work with social agencies and/or other fields of social work, or who is preparing to pursue graduate education in the field.

Students are prepared to:

  • Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly.
  • Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice.
  • Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.
  • Engage diversity and difference in practice.
  • Advance human rights and social and economic justice.
  • Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.
  • Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment.
  • Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services.
  • Respond to contexts that shape practice.
  • Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

The curriculum emphasizes the principles, ethics, and practices of accredited social work programs within the context of a Christian liberal arts college. The major and minor are designed to ensure that each student receives a broad background in social work fundamentals and social work practices.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan College Catalog (link below). The Milligan College academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.

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What can I do with a degree in Social Work?

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Faculty

Milton Carter

Milton Carter

Site Coordinator for the Kingsport Center for Higher Education; Assistant Professor of the Practice of Geography

Phone: 423.354.5523
Email: MCarter@milligan.edu
Office: Kingsport Center for Higher Education

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Dr. Susan Higgins

Susan Higgins

Associate Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Education; Professor of Sociology and Missions; Area Chair of Social Learning

Phone: 423.461.8739
Email: SGHiggins@milligan.edu
Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 116

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Hongyou Lu

Hongyou Lu

Program Development Associate for Engineering; Mandarin Chinese Instructor

Phone: 423.461.1517
Email: hlu@milligan.edu
Office: Engineering Offices, B.D. Phillips Building

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Dr. Rebecca Sapp

Rebecca Sapp

Director of the Counseling Center; Associate Professor of Counseling; Core Faculty

Phone: 423.794.3071
Email: RLSapp@milligan.edu
Office: Derthick Hall, 106C

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