The Social Work Department prepares Bachelor-level generalist social workers, grounded in the liberal arts, who are guided by a person-in-environment framework and scientific inquiry to act ethically; think critically; respect diversity and difference; advocate for human rights, social and economic justice, and for the elimination of poverty; and promote human and community well-being locally and globally while working with diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
Our department commits to:
To educate students in the knowledge, values, critical thinking, affect, and competency skills necessary for entry-level social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities in diverse settings.
To educate students in ethical generalist social work practice with a focus on valuing diversity and difference, social and economic justice, and advocating with and on behalf of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities in diverse settings.
To engage in improving the quality of life in the city of Buffalo and the larger community by means of experiential opportunities in diverse settings throughout the curriculum such as service learning, field practice, community events, and international projects.
Our graduates will demonstrate the ability to:
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