Baylor Social Work Students Receive 100 Percent Passing Rate On National Exam

Sept. 5, 2000

The Association of Social Work Boards has announced that 100 percent of Baylor University social work students who took the 1999 American Social Work Boards (ASWB) have passed the licensing exam.

Thirteen Baylor students took the exam. The national passing rate was approximately 79 percent. Baylor students must pass the ASWB to graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in social work.

"The Baylor social work curriculum, which is fairly rigorous, pays off," said Dr. Dennis Myers, professor of social work and director of the undergraduate program. "The excellence of our program is such that this performance is expected."

To receive a bachelor's degree in social work from Baylor, students must pass 41 semester hours of social work classes, as well as classes in psychology, biology and sociology. During the last two semesters, students complete a 480-hour internship as student social workers in a community agency.

For more information, contact Myers at (254) 710-1165.

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