Social Work Department
The mission of the Social Work department is to prepare competent professionals committed to advancing social justice, human rights and the dignity and worth of diverse individuals, groups, families and communities through generalist social work practice. Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the program delivers competency-based instruction designed for students’ acquisition of core social work knowledge, values and skills. A unique combination of the social work major with a constellation of courses from multiple disciplines that complement the major culminates in graduates receiving the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree.
Our social work majors serve as volunteers in the introductory course and later, as seniors, undertake more than 400 hours of field experience and intensive practice skills labs. You’ll not only develop skills for directly helping individuals but also for advocating on their behalf.
The BSW degree is a gateway to career fields such as child protective services, juvenile probation, substance abuse treatment, services to the aging and more. Our graduates are eligible for licensure throughout the U.S. In addition to entering professional employment upon graduation, many BSW graduates opt to complete an advanced degree, such as an MSW.