BSW Educational Goals
GOAL 1: Prepare BSW students for generalist social work practice.
GOAL 2: Prepare BSW students for leadership and service to individuals and communities.
GOAL 3: Prepare BSW students to be broadly educated, critically engaged and socially conscious citizens in society.
GOAL 4: Prepare BSW students for graduate studies in social work, as well as degree programs in other fields.
BSW Educational Objectives
The following objectives can be tested or measured through a variety of means, including articulation in a concise and detailed manner in each course syllabus, through assignment of readings, the completion of papers that include specific content, and certainly an overall demonstration through class performance. Upon completion of the program, BSW students will be able to:
- Apply critical thinking skills within the context of professional social work practice.
- Understand the value base of the profession and its ethical standards and principles, and practice accordingly.
- Practice without discrimination and with respect, knowledge, and skills related to clients’ age, class, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, family structure, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.
- Understand the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination and apply strategies of advocacy and social change that advance social and economic justice
- Understand and interpret the history of the social work profession and its contemporary structures and issues.
- Apply the knowledge and skills of generalist social work practice with systems of all sizes.
- Use theoretical frameworks supported by empirical evidence to understand individual development and behavior across the life span and the interactions among individuals and between individuals and families, groups, organizations, and communities.
- Analyze, formulate, and influence social policies.
- Evaluate research studies, apply research findings to practice, and evaluate their own practice interventions.
- Use communication skills differentially across client populations, colleagues, and communities.
- Use supervision and consultation appropriate to social work practice.
- Function within the structure of organizations and service delivery systems and seek necessary organizational change.
- Engage in life-long learning and activities to update and improve professional knowledge and skills.