BSW Core Competencies

151036_Social_Work_postcard_stockThe primary goal of the BSW program is to prepare students for generalist social work practice. A secondary goal of the BSW program is to prepare students for graduate study in social work and related fields.

CSWE Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior
  • Engage diversity and difference in practice
  • Advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice
  • Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice
  • Engage in policy practice
  • Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
  • Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
  • Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
  • Evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities

Five basic components of the BSW Program prepare the student for practice as a generalist social worker:

  • Required liberal arts courses
  • Elective courses
  • Required social work courses
  • Social work elective courses
  • Supervised social work field education