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DeSoto Center's day classes in social work and criminal justice reach out to working students
This spring, Tupelo and Southaven
residents interested in pursuing a
career in social work have a new opportunity at The University of
UM-Tupelo and -DeSoto Center have added daytime courses that students can take toward earning a Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. The two campuses already offer several other bachelor’s degrees.
The Tupelo and DeSoto Center campuses work hard to create programs that meet the needs of students who work full time and/or have family obligations.
“We are very excited to offer these day classes and provide this opportunity for anyone interested in a social work degree—or in child welfare or social welfare policy issues,” said Sherry Jenkins, instructor of social work and the first day faculty member at UM-DeSoto Center.
The degrees are a joint effort of UM’s School of Applied Sciences and the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education. Applicants to the program must meet all admissions requirements of the University. Some courses must be taken at the Oxford campus. Scholarships and tuition waivers are available for out-of-state undergraduate and graduate students.
Applied Sciences Dean Linda Chitwood believes “expansion
“We are pleased with the response to the social work and criminal
justice classes at Southaven and Tupelo. A central mission of the School
of Applied Sciences is the professional preparation of caring and contributing
citizens who will work to improve the welfare of our great state,” she