Bachelor of Social Work

Aloha Van Camp, Chair
Phone: 313-993-2010
Fax: 313-993-1166
vancampa@udmercy.edu

Program Description:

The Social Work program prepares students with a strong foundation in human growth and the social environment, social welfare policy and services, research methods and social work practice methods and skills. The program's objectives are to:

  1. To prepare students for competent, entry level generalist social work practice.
  1. To prepare students to understand the values and ethics of the social work profession that underpin competent professional practice.
  1. To prepare students for leadership in service as an entry level social worker.
  1. To prepare students regarding the importance of research and its link to best practices in social work service delivery.
  1. To prepare students with a commitment to knowledge development and to continuous professional life-long learning.
  1. To develop the students understanding of the role of human diversity in a complex, multicultural world.
  1. To prepare students in the promotion of social justice.

Major requirements include a field internship which occurs during the student's senior year in the program. Students are required to spend 16 hours per week for two semesters (minimum 400 hours) in a human service agency where they are supervised by a qualified social worker.

Accreditation

The undergraduate Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.