The School of Social Work offers a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW) degree and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. The School also offers the Pupil Personnel Services Credential, the Spanish Language Counseling Certificate, and a Gerontology Certificate.
A Trancultural Perspective
For all of our programs, the curriculum is guided by a transcultural perspective for social work practice. The transcultural perspective is infused within all of the courses in the School of Social Work. This model includes 5 elements: 1) cultural knowledge, 2) cultural competency, 3) power, privilege and oppression, 4) positionality and self-reflexivity, and 5) respectful partnership.
The BASW offers a major or minor in Social Work, preparing students with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for beginning social work practice.
The School of Social Work operates three MSW programs:
The MSW curriculum includes a foundation year in which students develop competencies within 5 content areas: field education, human behavior in the social environment, social policy, social work practice, and social work research. In the advanced year, students choose one field of practice and focus on developing advanced competencies. Possible fields of practice include:
- Health and mental health
- Children, youth and families and
- Aging (available within the on-campus programs only)