Social Work

Greetings from the Social Work Program Director

Dr. Felix O. Chima

On behalf of the social work faculty and staff, I welcome you to the Social Work Education Program at Prairie View A&M University, the second oldest public institution of higher education in the State of Texas. Our Baccalaureate program prepares its BASW graduates for successful careers, as entry level professional generalist social work practitioners and for advanced study. The Social Work Program of the Division of Social Work, Behavioral and Political Sciences is a member department within the Brailsford College of Arts and Sciences. Our exemplary and vibrant faculty members have impressive teaching qualifications, distinguished research and scholarly records, and extensive social work practice experiences. We prepare our students for lifelong learning through our commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service. Our Social work faculty members value every student, are accessible, and invested in student learning and full development.
Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) since 1980, the Program has been producing productively outstanding professional social workers to serve Texas, the nation, and the global community. Our curriculum educates and trains students in the integration of the knowledge, values, and skills needed for competent generalist social work practice. (See Learning Outcomes Data)
As the Program Director, I thank you for your interest in Social Work education at Prairie View A&M University.  We care a lot about our students and their development.  We sponsor three student organizations: the Social Work Action Club, Phi Alpha International Honor Society  and Alpha Delta Mu Social Work Honor Society.  This year, we had a professional orientation banquet to help students get started in our program.  We look forward to getting to know you!
Warmest Regards,
Felix O. Chima, PhD, MSW, MBA
Director and Professor in Social Work Education



The mission of the Baccalaureate Social Work Program is to prepare students as professional generalist social work practitioners and provide students with requisite knowledge for advanced study. The Program equips students with core skills and values for beginning-level professional social work practice in both urban and rural settings with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. In accordance with the University commitment to diversity, The Program educates students who will practice competently with diverse urban and rural clients including populations-at-risk.

Academic Information Director of Social Work Education Field Education Coordinator
2014 – 2016 Degree Plan Dr. Felix O. Chima Dr. Alex Colvin
Degree Time Schedule (936) 261-1670 (936) 261-1675
2014-2016 BASW Brochure

For more information on the Social Work Education Program, please contact Ms. Alondra Templeton for an appointment with a Social Work Adviser.

Social Work Office Suite:
W.R. Banks Bldg, Room 231
Phone: (936) 261-1670
Fax: (936) 261-1679


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