Department of Social Work

The A&M-Central Texas Bachelor of Social Work program is a nationally recognized professional degree in social work, and prepares graduates to be eligible for social work licensure.

Why Social Work, Why Here?

The Bachelor of Social Work at A&M-Central Texas offers students the unique opportunity to learn with our experienced, widely recognized faculty in the field of social work education. Our faculty is committed to excellence in student education, to building a relationship with each student, and developing each student’s special strengths in order to provide a quality education. Our small student to instructor ratio makes this possible.

The BSW program is a nationally recognized professional degree in social work, and prepares the graduate to be eligible for social work licensure. The BSW Program at TAMUCT is a nationally accredited program by the Council on Social Work Education. (CSWE)

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Prepared to face challenging issues

Licensed Professional Social Workers deal with some of the most troubling problems facing our society today. The profession of social work is dedicated to helping individuals and families cope with some of the most challenging issues in their lives. Professional Social Workers are qualified to work in variety of professional settings, with many different populations, some of which include:

  • Domestic violence
  • Violence against children and the elderly
  • Mental illness
  • Access to health care
  • Probation and parole
  • Assisting children in the community school setting
  • Foster and Adoptive families
  • Children in foster care
  • Family reunification
  • Reduction in the overall number of out of home placements
  • Human trafficking
  • Rural social work

Social workers follow a stringent professional code of ethics, based on respect in the diversity of all people with whom they encounter, their unique situation, and in shaping social policies that help society as a whole.

The BSW program at A&M-Central Texas prepares you to be a licensed social worker, or to pursue graduate education in social work.

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Social Work Chair at A&M - Central Texas Receives National Award

Dr. Michael Daley, Regents Professor and Chair of the Department of Social Work at Texas A&M University – Central Texas in Killeen received a prestigious national award from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) at its recent 68th Annual Program Meeting in Anaheim, California. Read more.


Two A&M-Central Texas Social Work Professors Recognized as National Leaders

A&M-Central Texas Professors Michael Daley and Claudia Rappaport never imagined that they would be celebrating their 2019 Pioneer Award from the National Association of Social Workers in 2022. The designation, rarely awarded to more than one scholar in the same university, took both of them by surprise. Read more.




Dr. Michael Daley, Ph.D, LMSW-AP, ACSW

Social Work Department Chair & Professor
Social Work Pioneer

Dr. Claudia Rappaport, Ph.D, ACSW, MSSW

Associate Professor
Social Work Pioneer

Andreja Lukic, MSW

Assistant Professor

Vene Baggett, LMSW

Assistant Lecturer/Field Coordinator



The mission of the Bachelor of Social Work Program at Texas A&M University-Central Texas is to prepare high quality graduates for entry-level generalist social work practice and advanced education through education is delivered in a rigorous and student-centered learning environment that promotes professional behavior, values and ethics, human and community well-being, respect for human diversity, and a global perspective, and is guided by a person-in-environment framework, knowledge based on scientific inquiry, and social work competencies in support of the college and university missions.


The BSW program at Texas A&M University-Central Texas is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).
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