The specific goals of the Baccalaureate Program are:
- To develop the student's knowledge of social work practice including the purpose,
focus, objectives, history, knowledge, values, ethical code, and fundamental skills
of the profession in order to prepare the student for direct service general practice
in a variety of settings. This is the primary goal of the Program.
- To develop the student's appreciation for the entire range of circumstances that bear
on a social problem, including the social units involved, their expansive and dynamic
characteristics, their interrelated properties, and the implications of change in
one system as it affects all others.
- To promote an expanded view of the environment through which students can study the
reciprocal effects of systems interactions and transactions, including the influence
of social attitudes and political priorities in a multiracial and multiethnic society.
To assist students in developing a professional identity with an awareness of:
- the unique qualities of the professional social work relationship;
- the broad range of career options and possibilities available to individuals with
BA in Social Work degrees;
- the possibility of obtaining a graduate degree in Social Work
The Department of Social Work resides in the School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy
within the College of Arts & Sciences. The Program offers the Bachelors of Arts degree
in Social Work and the Master of Social Work. The BA degree is accredited by the Council
on Social Work Education (CSWE) and the MSW degree is in candidacy for CSWE accreditation.*
Both degree programs include significant work experience through field placement.
*Full accreditation for the MSW program anticipated February 2014.
Take a look at our brochures:
Master of Social Work Program
Bachelor of Arts Social Work Program