Learning Outcomes

Social Work learning outcomes are predicated on the Council of Social Work Education Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, which has established mandates in 9 areas of educational competencies for social workers:

  • Professional conduct
  • Professional ethics
  • Diversity in practice
  • Social and economic justice
  • Practice and research mutually connected
  • Human behavior and social environment
  • Policy practice
  • Ability to engage, perform assessments, intervene and evaluate with individuals, groups, organizations and communities

Educational Goals

The Social Work major focuses on diversity and social and economic justice, which is illustrated in our educational goals:

  • Prepare self-evaluating social workers with knowledge, skills and values for entry-level generalist social work practice in a multicultural setting
  • Promote among students a spirit of inquiry and service, rooted in the principles of Christianity and values expressed in the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics
  • Prepare social workers to analyze history, theory, methods and research to advance social and economic justice for all populations