The School of Social Work offers both undergraduate (BSW) and graduate (MSW) degrees. Our faculty is dedicated to providing quality social work education within the context of the mission of the University. In addition to a rigorous academic challenge, service-learning, and internships (called field placements in social work education) are required. Students are offered opportunities to participate in the school student organization and honor society.
BSW Program Mission Statement
The mission of the BSW program is to educate students in generalist social work practice, engage students in scholarly inquiry and community service, and instill the values of ethical practice, social justice, self-determination, empowerment and honoring diverse populations. Guided by a strengths perspective of generalist practice, the School of Social Work prepares students for practice with individuals, families, groups and communities and advanced study in social work and other related fields.
MSW Program Mission Statement
The MSW Program is committed to the preparation of graduates for a career in
clinical practice dedicated to assisting individuals, groups, families, and communities. While promoting equality and social and economic justice, faculty
will prepare graduates for practice in a culturally diverse society, upholding the values and ethics of the profession and teaching critical thinking skills designed to enhance the quality of life for all persons.