Welcome, we are excited that you are considering social work as your major. Social work is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States. Among the settings that employ social workers are schools, hospitals, mental health clinics, private counseling services, drug and alcohol clinics, job training programs, adult and child social services, in-home services, social welfare agencies, adult corrections and juvenile probation. The mission of the Baccalaureate Social Work (BSW) degree program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is to prepare students for competent, generalist evidence-based practice. As generalists, you will learn a common body of social work knowledge, values, and skills transferable among human service settings and population groups—making you ready for employment as soon as you graduate.