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Program Outcomes

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 and MSW degree are both accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Both degree programs include significant work experience through field placement.

Take a look at our brochures:

Master of Social Work Program

Bachelor of Arts Social Work Program

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