Baylor Regents Approve New Social Work Degree Program

Oct. 26, 2001

by Larry D. Brumley

Baylor University's Board of Regents today approved a new undergraduate degree program in social work and re-elected four members to the Brazos Valley Public Broadcasting Foundation board of directors during its October meeting on the Baylor campus.

The board approved the bachelor of social work (BSW) degree, which represents a name change from the bachelor of arts degree in social work. The move was recommended because Texas social work licensing laws recognize the BSW as the standard degree for entry-level social work professionals, as they do the master of social work degree (MSW) for the advanced level of practice. The School of Social Work currently offers the MSW.

In other action, the board re-elected four members to the Brazos Valley Public Broadcasting Foundation board of directors. Re-elected to three-year terms on the board were Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr.; State Sen. David Sibley, also a Baylor regent; Waco assistant city manager George Johnson Jr.; and civic leader Martha Howe. Brazos Valley Public Broadcasting Foundation holds the licenses for and operates KWBU-TV and KWBU-FM.

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