Program Advisors: Nancy Kleingartner, MSW, LCSW
Social Work faculty members are committed to the development of competent and principled professionals who demonstrate service and leadership. Faculty promote and model active lifelong learning and service to others.
Mission The University of Mary Social Work Program is dedicated to providing quality education in order to prepare students for competent generalist practice, particularly in communities of the upper Midwest. The Social Work Program is fully accredited at the baccalaureate level by the Council on Social Work Education. The primary goals of the major are:
- To prepare students for entry level generalist professional social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities in both rural and urban settings
- To prepare students for continuation of their professional education and training in graduate schools of social work
- To prepare students as members of communities for leadership roles in addressing community and societal needs and issues
Upon completion of the Social Work major, beginning level B.S.W. graduates will be able to:
- Identify as professional social workers and conduct themselves accordingly
- Apply social work ethnical principles to guide professional practice
- Apply criticial 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
- Engage, assess, intervene and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities
- Engage in the practice of servant leadership
Note: Successful completion of the Social Work Program qualifies students to take the Social Work license exam. Program completers' license exam pass rates are available by contacting the Social Work Program Director.Major in Social Work:
BIO 101; MAT 204; PHI 201 or 202; PSY 201, 207, 406; ANT 171, EDU 367, 390; SOC 404; POL 101; SWK 201, 309, 311, 312, 318, 319, 330, 350, 413, 417, 418, 419, 431, 432, ALU 499.02; and four semester credits selected with the guidance of the advisor.
All North Dakota high school graduates majoring in this program can receive up to $1,500 of additional aid during every semester of full-time attendance - that's up to $12,000 of additional savings that can be combined with other scholarships.
- Be a North Dakota high school graduate;
- Submit an application by Feb. 1, 2015 to be guaranteed consideration;
- Declare a qualifying major in the health sciences, business or behavioral sciences;
- Intend to seek employment with any nationwide CHI healthcare organization, including CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck, following graduation.
How to apply:
The first step to consideration for any of these programs is acceptance to the University of Mary. Applying to the University of Mary is quick, easy and convenient.
Learn more about how you can get up to $12,000 towards your education today.