B.S.W. Program

B.S.W. Goals

BSW Program Goals reflect the knowledge, values, and skills that are expected for entry-level generalist social work practice. The BSW program provides a wide range of educational opportunities that enable students to become generalist social work practitioners who:

  • Goal 1:

    Have a broad knowledge base and skills that are grounded in systems theory and operate within a person-in-environment framework that is requisite to practice with diverse client systems of various levels and sizes;
  • Goal 2:

    Practice and behave in a manner that is consistent with the principles, values, and ethics of the profession of social work;
  • Goal 3:

    Demonstrate a commitment to social and economic justice and full inclusion of diverse segments of the U.S. and global society with a special emphasis on empowering and improving the quality of life of groups traditionally excluded from full participation;
  • Goal 4:

    Participate in lifelong learning, professional development and the professional community of social work; effectively utilize professional supervision and consultation;
  • Goal 5:

    Enhance the quality of human service delivery by engaging in multiple methods of inquiry, analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills; and
  • Goal 6:

    Demonstrate the ability to perform the following generalist social work roles: broker, mediator, advocate, counselor, research, and community change agent.



The BSW Program does not grant social work course credit for life experience or previous work experience.