Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
Social Work is far more than a profession. It is an avocation. Social Workers bring their skills to bear on some of the most pressing issues in our society.
- Fight the effects of poverty
- Heal relationships
- Unite families
- Ease suffering
- Advocate and empower
The Bachelor of Social Work degree program is ideal for students who want to make a difference in the lives of individuals and communities. The curriculum imparts the skills and knowledge students need to begin their careers as Social Workers.
Our BSW coursework will teach you how to interview clients, knowledgeable about the issues that confront them. You’ll learn about and understand substance abuse, human behavior, and urban environments. You’ll discover the legal aspects of Social Work, and you’ll explore the boundaries and ethics of the profession. You’ll gain the insight you need to work with children, families, and individuals who may be facing the most critical crises in their lives.
Our program places a unique emphasis on the concept of social justice, and we prepare our students to lead and support social justice action agendas. We teach them to develop the community resources that individuals and families rely on to live their lives with dignity and progress.
Whether you’re a traditional or non-traditional student, you’ll find our BSW program ideally suited to your needs. Our faculty will teach you to think critically; engage in reflective practice; and apply Social Work knowledge, values, and skills as a generalist practitioner. Finally, we’ll teach you to utilize evaluative method, to assess effectiveness, and research knowledge to continually improve your professional practice.
Please note: The Bachelor of Social Work program does not offer college credit for life experience.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition, Social Workers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos060.htm (visited June 05, 2007).