Social work course content includes ethics, values, diversity and inclusion, at-risk populations, social and economic justice, human behavior and the social environment, research, social welfare policy, and social work intervention. It involves classroom study, practical field experience, and prepares generalist professional social work practitioners who are committed to social justice and human well-being.
Social work requires knowledge of human development and behavior; of social, economic, and cultural institutions; and of the interaction between them all. Social work students serve individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities by improving the way they function within their environment. Students also work to create social change in the larger world community. Those pursuing a BSW are trained in a number of areas including, but not limited to: assessment, interviewing, intake/referral, service planning, case management, crisis intervention, problem solving, program evaluation, community outreach, community organization, advocacy, research, and networking.
Graduates go on to careers in public and non-profit agencies, private businesses, hospitals, schools, nursing homes, police departments, courts, and in private practice.