The UAB Social Work Program has won reaccreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The reaccreditation covers social work education for the next eight years.
“This is joyful news for our program and for our students,” said UAB associate professor Tyrone Cheng, Ph.D., LCSW, program director for the UAB Social Work Program. “It is a testament to our successful program.”
The CSWE is a non-profit national association that represents more than 3,000 individual members as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education.
The council’s Commission on Accreditation is responsible for developing accreditation standards that define competent preparation and ensuring that social work programs meet those standards. The CSWE is the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States.
The Bachelor of Social Work program at UAB prepares students for entry-level, generalist practice with diverse populations. The program is housed within the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.