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Curriculum

The School of Social Work offers a four-year baccalaureate program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work. Admission to the program is selective, and the overarching goal of the program is preparation for generalist social work practice with individuals, families, households, groups, and communities.

The traditional academic disciplines realize their mission through scholarship and pedagogy. Social work integrates scholarship and pedagogy with experiential learning in the classroom and the field practicum for a holistic socialization of the student to the values, knowledge, and skills of ethical professional practice.

In addition, the School is dedicated to student success. We measure our effectiveness to the degree by which our students are successful as alumni. This translates into rigorous academic students coupled with a strong faculty and staff commitment to student service.

The Program uses assigned readings, reaction papers and logs, classroom lecture and discussion, the presentation and analysis of case studies, guest lecturers from the practice community, role-playing, the analysis of electronic recordings of practice, experiential learning, and independent investigations to prepare students for practice.

Social work students have an obligation to familiarize themselves with the values and ethics of the social work profession and the curriculum policy of the Council on Social Work Education