This program graduates students competent for beginning generalist social work. Based on a liberal arts foundation, our curriculum provides students with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for competent practice in a variety of social service settings. Preparing students for graduate study is also an important part of our mission.
Students successfully completing the social work program take the state license examination in order to become a licensed social worker (LSW). Social workers find employment in public welfare, corrections, health and mental health, and services to the elderly, children, and families. Social workers practice with people who are negatively impacted by economic structure, crime, victims, suffer physical and mental disabilities, and experience discrimination and oppression. Students prepare for practice with individuals, families, small groups, and communities.