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Department of Social Work

The Department of Social Work offers the undergraduate degree in social work (Bachelor of Social Work Degree) that prepares students for beginning generalist practice as a social worker, and eligibility for admission as an advanced standing student in a Master of Social Work Program upon graduation. Besides the major, the Department also offers a minor in social work which consists of 18 credit hours. The Bachelor of Social Work Program seeks to provide the knowledge, skills, and values needed to practice beginning generalist social work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities; to prepare students for practice within a rural context and military setting; to enable students to engage in practice according to the NASW Code of Ethics; to provide the framework needed for students to identify and utilize evidence based practice for intervention; to instill in students the importance of engaging in practices that alleviate oppression, poverty, social and economic injustice, and discrimination; to graduate students who will understand the impact of diversity and difference on human behavior; to prepare students for leadership in the professional community; and to graduate students who will understand the dynamics of practice in a multicultural society and global community.

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