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Social Work - 48 Credits - BSW

Delivery Method: Day/Fulton Campus

The Social Work Program at William Woods University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The Bachelor in Social Work (B.S.W.) is recognized by employers and graduate schools. Students seeking the Master in Social Work (M.S.W.) are given credit for their undergraduate work toward their M.S.W. degree by most graduate schools. Social Work Program Mission A student-centered, multifaceted BSW program grounded in the liberal arts and generalist foundation, that prepares competent beginning level social work professionals to enhance human and community well-being, work with diverse and vulnerable populations, increase access to resources and advocate for social and economic justice within all systemic levels of social work intervention. In addition to academic foundation preparation, the William Woods University Social Work Program strongly believes that parallel engagement is paramount to student development. As such, the program utilizes active observations, interactions and service learning opportunities with service delivery systems, the clients they serve and the communities in which they live. Through faculty mentored hands-on learning opportunities and the 500 hour senior field practicum, students are able to master the core competencies by demonstrating the knowledge, values and skills of the profession’s practice behaviors.

    The core belief held by the WWU Social Work Program is as follows:
  • All human beings have intrinsic worth and dignity and deserve access to resources they need for safety and self-determination
  • The uniqueness and individuality of each person is a strength.
  • Social workers demonstrate respect for and acceptance of the unique characteristics of diverse populations.
  • Social Workers are responsible for ethical conduct, competent practice and for life-long learning

    Social Work Program Goals
  • 1. Prepare competent professional bachelors level social workers that have a liberal arts perspective and a professional social work foundation, which prepares them for entry-level generalist practice with diverse client systems of various sizes and contexts.
  • 2. Prepare professional social workers who understand themselves and the diverse populations they serve; who appreciate and embrace diversity, a historical perspective, human behavior, and view client systems through a strengths perspective.
  • 3. Prepare professional social workers who can enhance social service delivery by understanding the reciprocal relationship between policy and practice and are prepared to practice and advocate for social justice at all systemic levels.
  • 4. Prepare professional social workers that are committed to ethical practice, which includes critical thinking, the problem solving process, research based decision making, evidence based practice, life-long learning and preparation for graduate education.

Social Work Program Objectives

The William Woods Social Work Program has adopted the following program objectives in accordance with the Council for Social Work Education 2015 educational policy and accreditation standards.

  • 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

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