Social Work, B.A.

This program is offered by the Social Work Department

Program Description

Students who major in social work will develop all core competencies for entry-level generalist social work practice in a global context. Students learn culturally competent practice skills with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities using theoretical and research-informed practice models. Students engage, access, intervene, and evaluate client systems by applying critical thinking skills in accordance with the values and ethical principles of the social work profession. Students advance human rights and social and economic justice through policy, practice, and client self-determination, empowerment, and self-sufficiency with respect for client strengths and resilience.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate competencies in social work knowledge, values and skills measured by senior evaluations, portfolio and employer surveys.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of diverse client systems with an emphasis on populations at risk, including cultural and spiritual considerations and the socio political and economic environment.
  3. Develop writing skills.
  4. Develop a social work value base.
  5. Demonstrate skills necessary to effect change with client systems of various sizes.