Social work is a helping profession. Social workers assess human problems and engage in problem-solving. The social worker understands the process of individual development and interaction with the social environment. Student knowledge, values and skills are put to the test in a professionally supervised practicum inside a social agency during the senior year. This field experience of 450 clock hours is a significant dimension of the program.
The social work curriculum builds upon a general education foundation. It draws upon biological, psychological, and sociological knowledge, while developing the unique social work knowledge and skills needed for helping people manage problem situations.
The social work program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1974.
The major in social work prepares generalist social workers at the undergraduate level for entry-level positions in social work and for graduate social work education. This program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1974 and has 10 expected educational competencies.