Bachelor of Social Work

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  • 4 year program of study (4 year plan)  

    • leading to the Bachelor of Social Work degree (BSW)
    • prepares for entry level generalist practice
  • Graduates of the Indiana State University BSW program are well prepared to
  • Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Guided by the CSWE Curriculum Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) (Appendix A).
  • Students are to familiarize themselves with this document, which sets forth the conditions for accreditation but most importantly, drives the curriculum of the Indiana State University BSW Program.
  • The Program’s missiongoals, and objectives clearly reflect concurrence with the EPAS’s view of social work baccalaureate education.
  • The EPAS set the parameters for all social work programs,
    • provide guidelines for course work as well as the practica
  • The Indiana State University Program’s curriculum supports a strong liberal arts foundation.
  • The curriculum integrates:
    • Social work values and ethics and principles of ethical decision-making as presented by the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics
    • Understanding, affirmation, and respect for people from diverse backgrounds
    • The promotion of social and economic justice
    • Populations-at-risk, examining the factors that contribute to and constitute being at risk
    • Foundation content areas of
      • Human Behavior and the Social Environment (HBSE)
      • Social welfare policy and services
      • Social work research
      • Social work practice
      • Field education

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The BSW program is Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education