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Lawson State Location



The AAMU program at LSCC is designed for the working student; all classes at Lawson (Birmingham Campus) are offered in a hybrid format.  Students meet face to face every other week-- one night during the week (a Wednesday or Thursday evening) and on Saturdays; alternating weeks are on-line.  Also, you will have the opportunity to take some courses fully on-line.

We strive to make pursuing your degree as manageable as possible!

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work 

Our Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and program is fully accredited by the Council of Social Work Education and is committed to prepare students for an entry-level generalist practice. We offer the B.A. in Social Work program at the Lawson State Community College campus. 

        • Full-time 
        • Part-time

Master of Social Work

Master of Social Work Program at Lawson Community College (LSCC), Birmingham Campus.  Here it is our mission to prepare students for advanced professional practice and to equip them with the requisite knowledge, skills, and values in specialized areas of practice. Graduates will be prepared to work with various populations in the State of Alabama and beyond with particular emphasis on those who are vulnerable, poor, and under-served. 

Additionally, AAMU’s MSW Program promotes the integration of scholarship into practice through an evidence-based philosophy.  

Currently, the program offers three tracks: 

        • Advanced Standing (1-year program) 
        • Traditional (2-year program) 
        • Part-time (3- or 4-year program) 

Our concentration offerings are family & child welfare and community mental health.

Department Information

Visit the Social Work website.

Contacts Information

Dr. Turenza Smith-Woods

Assistant Professor, B.S.W./M.S.W. Programs Coordinator

(205) 929-6372 

Lawson State Community College - Birmingham Campus 

3060 Wilson Rd, SW

ACATT Bldg. Rm 229

Birmingham, AL 35221

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We offer continuous enrollment in which you can start during the fall (August), spring (January) or summer (May) semester.

There is still time to join “The Hill” in Birmingham! 

You may begin the application process for the MSW program by completing your application to the AAMU School of Graduate Studies at MSW Application.

First Time Freshman and Transfer Student apply here at BSW Application