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Social Work

Comforting an abused child, assisting a homeless family, helping an elderly patient plan his post-hospital care, listening to the concerns of a teen mother, developing a community adopt-a-grandparent program — these are some of the rich and varied services a social worker can perform for their community.


B.S.W. (Bachelors in Social Work) in:

  • Social Work
Featured Faculty
Dr. Brenita Nicholas

Dr. Brenita Nicholas is a Professor of Social Work at MVNU. She holds a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and brings with her national and international experience in her field of expertise. A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Nicholas spent 12-months of qualitative field work and semi-structured interviews exploring the needs, networks (the creation and use of social capital), and resiliencies among Romanian street children in Bucharest, Romania. Read More

Professor Trudy Singletary

Professor Trudy Singletary is an Assistant Professor of Social Work and Department Chair. She is an MSW graduate from West Virginia University University. Professor Singletary brings experience as a case worker, social worker, medical and trauma center specialist and field instructor to her role at MVNU. Read More

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The MVNU Experience

At MVNU, our Social Work program will prepare you to work effectively with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities in a variety of settings, both public and private. It will help you learn the skills and the professional values necessary for problem solving and critical thinking in today's world. You will also participate in valuable intercultural opportunities.

"Social Work is really unique here at Mount Vernon because you get thrown into the field right away, and it's really helped me to be able to refine the skills I know I really want to use with the population I want to use them with."
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MVNU Grads Work Here
  • Alcohol & Drug Freedom
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Coshocton City Schools
  • Crawford Co. Job & Family
  • Grandfather Home for Children
  • Kingston of Ashland
  • Knox Co. Juvenile Probation
  • Loving Care Home Health
  • Ohio Heartland Head Start
  • Thompkins Child & Adolescents
Grad Schools Our Alumni Have Attended
  • Ohio State University
Interesting Courses I Can Take
  • Cultural and Human Diversity
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Social Welfare Systems
  • Analysis of Social Policy