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 enhance human well-being and eliminate social injustices through advocacy, culturally competent practice, global citizenship, leadership, scholarship, and service.
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.
Citizenship – Possessing an enhanced awareness of one’s local and global environments while recognizing the collective responsibility to act and participate in the development of a just and sustainable society.
Diversity – Embracing individual uniqueness and fostering a culture of inclusion that promotes communal learning, dignity, respect, and the advancement of human rights social justice.
Leadership – Preparing the future workforce of social work practitioners to influence and initiate transformational change among individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
Scholarship – Engaging in the production of scholarly activities to acquire new or improved appreciation, insight, knowledge, and understanding within the field of social work.
Service – Empowering individuals, families, organizations, and communities through exemplary leadership, public service, and quality programming for the betterment of society.