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Social Work was recently listed as one of the top five "hot hiring potential" careers by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (2012).  The job growth for social work is projected to be at least 16% in the next decade according to the Department of Labor Statistics. And a BSW is the only undergraduate human service degree that allows for licensing upon graduation.

As a Social Work professional you will discover endless career opportunities. You can have a rewarding and satisfying job helping others improve their lives, their families and their communities! 

Enroll in Avila's CSWE accredited BSW program and become "the change you want to see in the world." (Mahatma Gandhi) Avila's program has a reputation for excellence in social work education in the Kansas City region and beyond. 

Click here for testimonials from three social workers who are currently in the field and share their experiences.

Click here to read more about past recipients of the Dorothy Gallagher Award and the Outstanding Social Work Student Award.


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Why choose an Avila BSW?

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  Kori Weatherspoon

I have been dancing since I was three years old.  Dance has always been a big passion of mine and I knew I wanted to dance in college.  I chose to come to Avila because I always had a dream of being on their dance team.  I was given a dance scholarship so I knew Avila was where I wanted to go.  Avila's dance team attends the UDA/UCA college nationals in Orlando, Florida and also dances at the school's football and basketball games.  I wasn't sure what I wanted to major in but I knew I wanted to have a dance minor.  I searched Avila's web page for different majors and once I saw Social Work, I knew that would be perfect for me.  I have alsays had a passion for kids and the thought of being able to help kids was what drove to the social work major.  Being in social work has already made a big impact on my life.  After I graduate from Avila with a social work major and dance minor, I plan to get a job in the social work field, preferably working with children in school social work and becoming a dance team coach at a high school.




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