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Program Goals

Goal 1: Provide a learning environment that challenges and supports students to build upon their liberal arts foundation and create a social work identity that is a synthesis of self and the knowledge, values, and ethics, of the profession.

Goal 2: To educate bachelor – level generalist social work professionals who competently and respectfully promote human well-being by employing skills that are grounded in social work knowledge, skills and values.

Goal 3: To prepare bachelor – level generalist social work professionals who competently and respectfully serve diverse client populations especially those most vulnerable and oppressed and who are empowered professionals that advocate for human rights and social justice.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the social work major, each student will demonstrate the integration and application of the 9 core competencies in practice as articulated in the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS, 2015):

Competency 1 – Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

Competency 2 – Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

Competency 3 – Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

Competency 4 – Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

Competency 5 – Engage in Policy Practice

Competency 6 – Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Competency 7 – Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Competency 8 – Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Competency 9 – Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities