Social Work Program Goals

The goals of the social work program are to prepare students:

  • For beginning generalist social work practice with individuals, families, small groups, organizations and communities (i.e.micro, mezzo and macro systems).

  • To develop an identity which will incorporate the values, principles and ethics of the social work profession.

  • As beginning social work generalists who link social research and social work practice.

  • For lifelong learning and critical thinking through an educational process combining a liberal arts foundation and professional foundation.

  • To work with diverse, vulnerable, oppressed and disadvantaged populations as well as advance human rights and social and economic justice.