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.
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 practice skills.
- Graduate competent (based on CSWE Foundation Competencies and Practice Behaviors) BSW level social work professionals
- 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
- Prepare students for state/national examination for certification as entry-level social workers