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Work That Makes a Difference

The Social Work program offers students a range of academic programs, rooted in the core social work profession's values of service, competence, integrity, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, and the importance of human relationships.

Students in the Social Work program will learn from faculty with decades of clinical, administrative, research, and teaching experience, in a supportive yet rigorous academic environment.

What You'll Learn

  • The skills required to work with clients who are diverse in race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, ability, and religion

  • The history of the social work profession and social welfare policy; existing policy and services; and methods to analyze social welfare policy

  • The value and use of the scientific method to assess social work theory and practice

  • The knowledge and skills learned from a liberal arts education, including writing, logical thinking and analysis, human origins, government processes, aspects of social institutions, and psychological functions

  • Policies, procedures, funding sources, structures, functions, rules, and regulations of community agencies