Bachelor of Social Work
Aloha Van Camp, Interim Chair
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:
- To prepare students for competent, entry level generalist social work practice.
- To prepare students to understand the values and ethics of the social work profession that underpin competent professional practice.
- To prepare students for leadership in service as an entry level social worker.
- To prepare students regarding the importance of research and its link to best practices in social work service delivery.
- To prepare students with a commitment to knowledge development and to continuous professional life-long learning.
- To develop the students understanding of the role of human diversity in a complex, multicultural world.
- 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.
The undergraduate Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.