Department of Social Work

Night of Professional Development

The Night of Professional Development was held on February 7, 2022 from 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in the CHHS. Department of Social Work students had an opportunity to attend various sessions presented by Departmental faculty, community agency partners, and MSW students.  Session topics included self-care as a social worker, perseverance in achieving goals, and collaboration of care.  An MSW panel of students was available to answer BSW student questions about the program.

What is Social Work?

The Council on Social Work Education describes the purpose of social work profession “is to promote human and community well-being. Guided by a person-in-environment framework, a global perspective, respect for human diversity, and knowledge based on scientific inquiry, the purpose of social work is actualized through its quest for social and economic justice, the prevention of conditions that limit human rights, the elimination of poverty, and the enhancement of the quality of life for all persons, locally and globally.”

Council on Social Work Education. (2015). Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards for Baccalaureate and Master’s Social Work Programs. Author. Available at https://www.cswe.org/getattachment/Accreditation/Standards-and-Policies/2015-EPAS/2015EPASandGlossary.pdf 

The Department of Social Work strives for distinction in its mission to educate committed and competent generalist professionals who have integrated the knowledge, values, and skill base of the social work profession, are able to provide direct services to diverse populations, and are prepared to work with client systems of various sizes and types. Students are educated to recognize social work as a discipline with a broad mandate and to accept that they have a dual responsibility to work with designated clients as well as to work toward a society that reflects economic and social justice.

Bachelor of Social Work

Master of Social Work