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The social work program is complying with guidance provided by President Noelle Cockett to practice social distancing in order to arrest the spread of COVID-19. Consequently, social work faculty and staff are working remotely as we continue to work through the rest of the semester. Although the COVID-19 crisis has forced us to adapt how we do this we are all still here even if not actually in our offices, please continue to contact your faculty members as you would normally, through their email addresses.

I also want to remind you that the Social Work Program is dedicated to facilitating a valuable and quality experience for you during your social work education. As a faculty we value your well-being and will work with you to accomplish your goals. We operate our social work program from an individualized, empowering framework for students. Ongoing communication and flexibility will be maintained throughout the academic year.

And if you need advising, feel free to contact Lily Ward, our peer advisor, she is available via ZOOM, Skype, FaceTime, phone calls, and email. use the steps below to reach her. After you have made an appointment, she will send you an email to confirm what virtual platform you prefer using. 

1.Google "USU Social Work advising" 

  1. Select "Logan advising" 
  2. Click "schedule an appointment with Reid Youmans.
  3. Select "schedule an appointment" (middle of the screen)
  4. Select "Reid Youmans" (3rd option from top) 
  5. Select "Social Work Major (Logan Main Campus)"
  6. Select "Lily Ward"
  7. Select best time and date that works for you

Do not hesitate to reach out to me or any other social work faculty member if there is any way we can assist you and stay healthy.

Terry Peak

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Welcome to the Social Work program at Utah State University.

Our program is committed to the resolution of contemporary human social problems, such as poverty, racism, discrimination, and economic injustice. The program seeks to instill in its graduates a deep commitment to the profession's traditional values. We have programs and resources available to all current and prospective students that will allow you to be successful as a student and as a professional. Please review the program information below along with additional resources that make our program unique and allows us to mentor the world's best social work practitioners.  



Bachelor of Social Work

The BSW is a professional degree and its basic mission is to train students for employment as beginning, generalist social work practitioners. The program is accredited by the Council on Social work Education (CSWE) and meets requirements established by the State of Utah for certification of social service workers. 

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Master of Social Work

The MSW program emphasizes the advanced generalist practice knowledge and skills essential to the tasks of promoting social welfare, especially among vulnerable populations, in institutions such as education, health, employment, housing, and criminal justice. The program is dedicated to the development of professional social workers who understand the need to advocate for vulnerable populations.  

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$3.5 Million Gift to Utah State Will Accelerate Cutting Edge Mind-Body Wellness Work

$3.5 Million Gift to Utah State Will Accelerate Cutting Edge Mind-Body Wellness Work


A generous gift of $3.5 million from Stanley H. Block, M.D., and his wife, Carolyn Bryant Block, strengthens the I-System Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies and makes possible the first named professorship for the Social Work program.

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