School of Social Work

The School of Social Work at Fayetteville State University (FSU) prepares competent social work professionals at undergraduate and graduate levels, promotes lifelong learning, and enhances the well-being of individuals, children, and families residing in rural, urban, and military communities throughout North Carolina, and globally.

The educational philosophy of our School of Social Work appreciates, affirms, validates, and unequivocally embraces the need to produce cutting edge graduates who are educated for evidence-based professional social work practice with all client groups. Moreover, due to our identity, history and legacy as an HBCU, we are particularly focused on the unique needs of people in black families, neighborhoods, and communities.

  1. Prepare students for advanced social work practice, research, and leadership by concentrating in children and family services or in mental health and substance abuse services.
  2. Equip social work students with the knowledge, skills, and values to respond to the needs of oppressed and at-risk populations in a multicultural society.
  3. Cultivate students' pursuit of lifelong learning by emphasizing participation in professional development, involvement in professional and community organizations.