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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.
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 101 or 202; PSY 201, 207, 406; ANT 171, SOC 202, 404; POL 101; SWK 201, 309, 311, 312, 318, 319, 330, 350, 413, 417, 418, 419, 431, 432, ALU 499; and four semester credits selected with the guidance of the advisor.