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SOCIAL WORK MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Social Work Program is to provide quality education to social work students that will enable them to become competent, beginning level, generalist practitioners. Our mission is consistent with the University’s mission of providing an accessible, quality education to students from a wide variety of ethnic, socio-economic, and academic backgrounds.
We believe education in social work goes beyond mere training in that education develops critical thinking skills and enhances a student’s ability to analyze, evaluate and synthesize concepts and ideas. We also believe that social work education is responsible for socializing students into the values and ethics of the profession, thus guiding students to incorporate values and attitudes into their educational and professional careers. This ensures that students will be flexible and competent to practice within an international context with diverse populations and groups.
This mission is implemented through education, knowledge development, and service, ultimately producing individuals who possess a professional social work identity and who are competent to work in a global and international context using a generalist perspective.