Bachelor of Arts
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.
As a result of developing these expected competencies, the social work major will be able to:
- Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly;
- Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice;
- Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments;
- Engage diversity and difference in practice;
- Advance human rights and social and economic justice;
- Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research;
- Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment;
- Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services;
- Respond to contexts that shape practice; and
- Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.