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Social Work



Social Work


UMBC provides a unique environment for students to earn a degree in Montgomery County at The Universities at Shady Grove (USG).  Students transferring from regional community colleges or four year institutions will have access to UMBC’s best faculty, dynamic learning environment, and individualized advising without commuting to Baltimore.  At The Universities at Shady Grove, UMBC offers you the best of both worlds by providing our reputation in your backyard.  A dynamic mix of talented, engaged and experienced professors teach students in small classroom sized-settings.  Students complete their lower-level courses, including prerequisites and general education requirements and electives at a Maryland community college and their upper level requirements with UMBC-Shady Grove. Classes are taught by UMBC professors, and students receive a UMBC degree upon graduation.

UMBC’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work UMBC's offers a unique environment of small class sizes, close faculty and student collaboration, and a diverse student population.  Our fully accredited program is responsible for preparing social work professionals in generalist practices with individuals, families, groups and communities through hands-on field placement and community outreach.  More than 80 percent of graduates go on to graduate and professional schools.  Additionally, many of our graduates work at mental health and addictions agencies, schools, shelters, community-based programs, prisons, health care and advocacy organizations.

Students enrolling in the Bachelor of Arts program in Social Work at UMBC-Shady Grove will complete approximately two years of full-time study prior to entry and complete the remainder of their upper-level credits with UMBC-Shady Grove.  Students may transfer a maximum of 60 credits from a two-year school and 90 credits from a four-year school to UMBC.

Students planning to attend UMBC-Shady Grove should see their Transfer Counselor and/or a UMBC-Shady Grove program representative to allow for a smooth transition and to best prepare to reach their academic goals. To meet with a UMBC-Shady Grove representative, please register to attend an upcoming Information Session.