About this Bachelor's Degree

The School of Social Work provides our students with a welcoming and stimulating environment  where faculty and staff members come to know students as individuals, offering them just the right blend of challenge and support needed to form committed and capable professional social workers.

The baccalaureate of social work (B.S.W.) prepares students for generalist social work practice at the entry level within the social work profession – one of the most vital and fastest-growing professions in America and the world today.

Students are prepared to improve the interactions between individuals and their social environment as well as advocate for social changes that would remove institutional barriers preventing individuals from full social participation.  Graduates typically work under the supervision of master’s level practitioners in structured organizational settings.

Student Learning Outcomes / Program Objectives

  • Apply critical thinking skills within the context of professional social work practice.
  • Understand the value base of the profession and its ethical standards and principles, and practice accordingly.
  • Apply the knowledge and skills of a generalist social work perspective to practice with systems of all sizes.
  • Use theoretical frameworks supported by empirical evidence to understand individual development and behavior across the life span and the interactions among individuals and between individuals and families, groups, organizations, and communities
  • Analyze, formulate, and influence social policies.  
  • Evaluate research studies, apply research findings to practice, and evaluate their own practice intervention