The Yuma Sun recently wrote about the success of the grads
of NAU–Yuma’s new Bachelor of Arts in Social Work degree.
“The first 12 graduates of NAU–Yuma’s new social work
program are now employed at a variety of agencies throughout Yuma and Imperial
Northern Arizona University–Yuma recently launched a new
Bachelor’s of Social Work (BASW) program with a specific focus on U.S. and
Mexico border issues and populations, one of the first of its kind in the
“Our social work program is the first and only social work
program in the United States that focuses on U.S. Mexico border issues and
populations,” said Bill Pederson, NAU–Yuma social work professor. “Thus, our 12
graduates are the only 12 students in the nation with this type of training and
In working with area social serve providers, Pederson said
that they have commented that NAU–Yuma’s BASW was the “degree of choice” for
all the social workers that they hire.”
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