Social work is the professional activity of helping individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities to enhance or restore their capacity for social functioning and create societal conditions favorable to that goal. Social workers at the baccalaureate level are trained as generalist practitioners, this means the social worker has an eclectic theoretical base that utilizes a systems framework to assess a variety of points for possible intervention. If students are trained to understand that life is dynamically interwoven by historical, social, political, and economic forces, then students will be able to comprehensively assess conditions and be prepared to work in a variety of practice environments and levels of intervention, with specific awareness of vulnerable population groups. Areas of practice include, but are not limited to: work in child welfare/foster care/adoption, medical settings, addictions, mental health/counseling, school social work, community development organizations, non-profit management, homeless shelters, crisis intervention, developmental disabilities, grant writing, policy development, juvenile and adult incarceration, etc.
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To graduate must complete all major requirements, foundations requirement, and additional electives needed for 124 hour minimum degree requirement.