Department of Social Work
The program of the Department of Social Work seeks to develop professional social workers who have skills and knowledge which help them to understand social problems, human troubles and needs and which lead to alternative ways of intervening in these situations. The curriculum is designed to educate and develop a professional social worker who, consistent with the values and ethics of the social work profession, is able to provide direct services to people as they experience needs in their interaction with others. General education requirements and special degree requirements provide a broad liberal arts base which emphasizes the social and behavioral sciences and is a necessary foundation for the professional social work courses. Social Work course requirements include a combination of academic classroom and field experiences. Prior to the senior year, students are expected to obtain liability insurance coverage and to plan for adequate transportation to field placement agencies.