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Social Work Degree at Austin Peay State University (APSU)

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Social Work Degree

The social work program at Austin Peay State University prepares students for careers as an adolescent specialist, child and family social worker, healthcare social worker, mental health and substance abuse social worker, and more. The program focuses on social welfare administration and counseling, as well as studying organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Program courses include: social welfare policy, case work planning, social counseling and intervention strategies, and administrative procedures and regulations. Get more details below including other Tennessee colleges that offer social work degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Social Work Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Austin Peay State University has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree49
    Master's Degree8

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male7
    Female50

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    American Indian1
    Asian2
    Black21
    Hispanic4
    White24

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Social Work program at APSU, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Marriage and Family Therapists

  • Description:

    Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, marriage and family therapists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 41.2% from 2010 to 2020

Child, Family, and School Social Workers

  • Description:

    Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, child, family, and school social workers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 19.7% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Clarksville, TN-KY
      • Total Employment: 300
      • Average Hourly Rate: $17.60
      • Average Annual Salary: $36,600

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

  • Description:

    Provide social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Make recommendations for actions involving formulation of rehabilitation plan and treatment of offender, including conditional release and education and employment stipulations.

Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in social work. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Social Work Programs in Tennessee

Social Work programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN
Type: 4-Year Public College

30 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B,M)
Belmont University

Nashville, TN
Type: 4-Year Private College

12 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B)
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Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN
Type: 4-Year Private College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B)
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Trevecca Nazarene University

Nashville, TN
Type: 4-Year Private College

13 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B)
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Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN
Type: 4-Year Public College

79 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B,M)
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The University of Tennessee - Martin

Martin, TN
Type: 4-Year Public College

17 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B)
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Union University

Jackson, TN
Type: 4-Year Private College

94 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B,M)
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Freed - Hardeman University

Henderson, TN
Type: 4-Year Private College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B)
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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN
Type: 4-Year Public College

12 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B)
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Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, TN
Type: 4-Year Private College

16 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Social Work (B)