Accreditation information and data
The Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) and the Masters in Social Work (MSW) have been continuously accredited since 1976 (BASW) and 1973 (MSW) by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Click below to access the recent assessment report for the two programs.
Statement of Core Competencies/Student Learning Objectives
The curriculum for the School of Social Work is guided by ten core competency areas, which are defined by the Council on Social Work Education and are reflective of the program mission and goals. The operational definition of each competency area demonstrated through practice behaviors: specific knowledge, values, and skills needed for generalist practice (BASW) graduates or applied in advanced practice with additional specialized knowledge and skills (MSW). For the School of Social Work, these ten competencies constitute the major student learning objectives for the program. The core competencies for the BASW and MSW Programs are outlined below:
Each graduate of the Social Work Programs is able to…
- Identify as a professional social workers and conduct themselves accordingly
- Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice.
- Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.
- Engage diversity and difference in practice.
- Advance human rights and social and economic justice.
- Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.
- Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment.
- Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services.
- Respond to contexts that shape practice.
10. Engage, Assess, Intervene, and evaluate in practice with individuals, groups, organizations and communities.