The Social Work and Psychology Departments at Hardin-Simmons University have collaborated to offer students an interdisciplinary approach to their education. This degree is designed to offer unique academic opportunities to students seeking to become a practitioner in a professional field. If you want to obtain an undergraduate degree leading to professional licensure, potential credit toward graduate work, and one that affords interactive, experiential service-learning experiences, then this degree may be for you!
Why take the combined degree?
Smaller classes mean students are given a more interactive learning environment, opportunities for enhanced service learning experiences locally (like providing prom dresses for local under-served teens), around the State of Texas, nationally, and even internationally, and a higher quality of pre-professional development.
Students in the HSU Social Work & Psychology program develop lifelong, close relationships with each other, the faculty, and in the community. Throughout the social work courses, students are developing connections with professional social workers and others in the community through projects, volunteerism, field trips, and field placements.
Student-led research projects, as well as opportunities to collaborate with faculty in structured research groups, enable students to develop competence in research methods and engage in depth of inquiry.
All courses and course descriptions for each degree type can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog:
Service Learning Opportunities
Social Work and Psychology are engaging and interactive professions. Students are provided opportunities to connect and serve in the community through volunteerism and field education (internship) opportunities. Courses requiring service-learning hours include:
Explore the pages of the Social Work Program and Psychology Program to learn more about opportunities for scholarships dedicated to the programs, as well as to learn more about social clubs like:
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