The Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSW) program is a mission, vision, and values based program that can prepare you for an impactful and rewarding career as a generalist social work practitioner.
BSW Program Mission
To prepare generalist practitioners to enhance human well-being and eliminate social injustices through advocacy, cultural humility, global citizenship, scholarship, and service.
The BSW program intends to address social problems and systems that affect diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities through collaborative partnerships, ethical practice, scientific inquiry, social empowerment, and theoretical application.
BSW Program Vision
To cultivate a competency-based, diverse, student-centered, technologically advanced learning environment that empowers generalist practitioners to advance human well-being through competent, culturally sensitive, anti-discriminatory, and anti-racist social work practice.
BSW Program Values
Advocacy – Championing the rights of others through social, economic, environmental, and political forms of direct intervention and human empowerment.
Diversity – Embracing cultural humility and fostering an environment of equity and inclusion that promotes dignity, respect, and the advancement of social justice and human rights.
Global Citizenship – Possessing an enhanced awareness of one’s local and international environments while recognizing the collective responsibility to act and participate in developing a just and sustainable society.
Research – Engaging in producing scholarly work to acquire new or improved appreciation, insight, knowledge, and understanding within social work.
Service – Serving and empowering individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities through exemplary servant leadership, public service, and quality programming for the betterment of society.