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Michael Ashton

Bachelor of Science in Social Work

Program Description

The undergraduate program in social work prepares students for beginning generalist social work practice at the undergraduate level which involves the capacity to apply knowledge, skills and values to assess a range of situations and the ability to work with individuals, groups, larger organizations, and communities from a wide variety of perspectives. Students will complete course work in human behavior and the social environment, social welfare history and policy, research, social work practice methods, and field instruction. As students progress, they will develop the skills for intervening at a generalist level with individuals, groups, organizations, families and communities. Upon graduation, students will be prepared as a baccalaureate-level social work practitioner with a strong foundation in liberal arts.
The program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1974. Hundreds of students have graduated from the program since initial accreditation.
The Social Work Program at Ohio University Lancaster aims to work closely with social services agencies in the Fairfield County and surrounding areas. The program works with agencies and organizations to provide learning opportunities for students in field practicum. The faculty also are actively engaged in collaborating with social service agencies on projects and continuing education.

Contact Person


Lisa Skeens
Assistant Professor
Herrold Hall 202
740-654-6711 Ext. 241



Recent Instructors


Michael Ashton

Wanita Burton

Francis Doling

Benjamin Edwards

Theresa Johnson


Tentative Semester Planner Information