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BSW Application 2015 Now Open

We are now accepting applications to the 2015 BSW program. Please log on to the UWO intranet with your UWO username and password to begin. Applications are due in full Thursday, March 19 at 3pm

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Field Education

Field Education by Clark, Leslie A. — last modified Feb 17, 2015 11:57 AM
Application for Admission to Applied Generalist Practice DUE March 13, 2015 at 4:00pm by Eiden, Mary E — last modified Feb 17, 2015 10:32 AM
All materials listed below should be submitted electronically and in hard copy. A copy of the electronic submission should be printed and, along with a recent copy of your STAR report and resume, be brought to your advising session, then submitted to the Social Work Department Office, Swart 230. Also, please complete and submit an Background Information Disclosure (BID) form by Friday, April 3, 2015 at 4:00pm.
Approved Field Placements by Clark, Leslie A. — last modified Apr 10, 2013 02:38 PM
bsw_field by Clark, Leslie A. — last modified Nov 30, 2012 01:37 PM
Practice Behaviors Evaluative Tool by Pluim, Abby J — last modified Jun 28, 2013 11:26 AM
This form should be completed by agency field educators for BSW students in SW401 and SW451, beginning in the 2013-14 academic year, at the mid-semester point, as well as at the end of the semester. This form replaces the mid-semester evaluation form and the final evaluation form.
Competenceis by Pluim, Abby J — last modified Oct 16, 2014 09:23 AM
UWO BSW and MSW Program Memorandum by Pasewald, Renee N — last modified Jan 30, 2015 12:53 PM
Field Orientation Presentation 2015 by Pasewald, Renee N — last modified Feb 17, 2015 11:55 AM
PowerPoint Presentation of the BSW Field Orientation on February 17, 2015.

Awards & Scholarships

Awards & Scholarships by Clark, Leslie A. — last modified Feb 05, 2015 11:26 AM
WICSWE Scholarship by Clark, Leslie A. — last modified Apr 08, 2013 02:43 PM
Social Work Scholarships by Eiden, Mary E — last modified May 23, 2013 11:23 AM
This is a comprehensive database of scholarships for anyone interested in pursuing a Social Work degree. The directory filters scholarships by a variety of characteristics, ensuring students find ones that they are eligible for.
Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition by Eiden, Mary E — last modified Oct 31, 2014 03:14 PM

BSW Vision, Mission & Goals


The vision of this department reflects a central belief that its curriculum be guided by the principle of doing what is right and just — teaching students to willingly accept the professional responsibility to act as the "heart and conscience" of the profession in their respective communities or as part of the profession-at-large, to advocate on  behalf of those who suffer discrimination, devaluing and oppression. The Department's mission and goals stem from its vision.

View the BSW Student Outcomes (PDF)

Mission of the Department of Social Work

The Department of Social Work offers a strengths based educational program that guides and prepares Social Work students to be caring professionals with a commitment to knowledge, critical thinking, social justice values and generalist practice skills.


  • Prepare graduates for entry-level employment in generalist social work practice positions;
  • Prepare students for entry into graduate school and stimulate engagement in regional professional development activities;
  • Encourage active community partnership in the promotion of social justice;
  • Encourage active leadership in the profession and sustained commitment to the advancement of social work education.


Student Presentations

This is a link to Mitch Cornils Homelessness presentation on NIMBYism. He did it for honor's credit in SW 379. Please click the link


This is a link to the UW Oshkosh Today story about some of our Social Work students research with the homeless community.  Please click the following link:

Michigan State's Social Work Electives Opportunity

Whether you are interested in trauma, fairy tales, substance abuse or zombies, when you are thinking about your summer schedule we hope you will consider one or more of Michigan State's fully online social work electives open to students throughout the world. The attached brochure describes all of these courses and provides information on how to enroll. Remember that 400-level courses are open to upper division students (juniors and seniors) and can generally count as elective credits. Please note that for the first time there are a number of 1-credit electives that might nicely fill your needs. Follow up with the individual instructors listed if you have any questions about specific courses, or send general inquiries to

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by Clark, Leslie A. last modified Jan 13, 2014 11:12 AM