Department of Social Work

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Social Work

Social Work is a profession concerned with relationships between people and their environments. It is a helping profession that provides vision and direction for addressing social problems, resolving interpersonal conflicts, confronting social issues and meeting human needs. It is committed to the enhancement of human well-being and to the alleviation of poverty and oppression among populations at risk. Professional social work is practiced in a wide variety of settings.

Baccalaureate social work is the only undergraduate major that educates you for positions as professional social workers. BSW graduates are prepared for immediate entry into direct human service professional positions. Graduates possess the intellectual, practical, and professional skills needed to promote beneficial change in the lives of their clients. Social work employers recognize the specialized education and skills that empower BSWs to make an immediate impact on their organizations and in the lives of their consumers.