Four Year Plan
Social Work, Bachelor of Social Work Four Year Plan
Social Work, Bachelor of Social Work
Social Work Program Mission Statement
Preparing students to fulfill their calls to serve others and create change in the world around them through generalist social work practice.
Social Work Program Goals
- To promote identification with the social work profession, commitment to social work values and the ability to apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice.
- To equip students to engage in the planned change process with systems of all sizes and within a variety of practice contexts.
- To prepare students to become change agents who think critically about social issues and policies, and are committed to advancing social justice.
- To encourage respect for human dignity and worth, and a commitment to strengths based practice with individuals, groups, and communities from diverse populations.
- To create a learning context that fosters critical thinking, and enables students to apply theoretical frameworks and research to practice.
- To prepare students to integrate faith and spirituality within social work practice with sensitivity to the diversity of settings and populations of practice.
Social Work Program Required Competencies
Graduates of the Social Work Program at Southeastern University will:
- Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior
- Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice
- Advance Human Rights and Social and Economic Justice
- Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-Informed Practice
- Engage in Policy Practice
- Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communitiesin research-informed practice and practice-informed research.
- Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
- Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
- Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
- Integrate Faith and Social Work Practice in a Way that Embraces Diversity and is consistent with both the Christian Faith and the NASW Code of Ethics
Admission to the Social Work Program is intended to be the first step in the student’s “professionalization” and a process through which students and faculty can evaluate the “goodness of fit” between the student’s personal mission, goals, and values and the social work profession. Students are expected to apply for admission in the first semester of their junior year by completing the admissions packet provided by the program prior to enrolling in the Practice sequence.
Once an application is received it is evaluated by the Admissions Committee, which is comprised of the Social Work Program faculty and the Director of Academic Advising. Admission into the Social Work Program is based upon the assumption that students will acquire certain competencies, knowledge and values to facilitate their success in the Social Work Program. As a professional program, expectations for student success are based on the program’s Student Excellence Standards and exceed academic merit Please refer to the BSW Handbook and to the Application for Admission for further details regarding the admissions process.
Social Work Student Handbook
BSW Student Learning Outcomes