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Social Work Program Goals

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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.

Program Director

Ines Jindra, Ph.D, M.S.W
Office: Kegel Liberal Arts 344
Phone: (208) 282-3369