SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM
The Social Work Program is accredited at the undergraduate level by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Upon graduation students receive a Baccalaureate of Arts Degree (BA) in Social Work and are prepared for beginning generalist social work practice. Since social work is a field that deals extensively with sensitive social issues and people’s personal well-being, students are carefully evaluated not only academically but for professional skill. Therefore, the Social Work Program has adopted a selective admissions policy. Students enter CCSU as pre-social work majors and eventually must make a formal application for admission to the Social Work Program.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students graduating with a BA in social work will have met the required and demonstrated learning outcomes mandated by CSWE and NASW with an emphasis on the following generalist social work goals. Graduates of the Social Work Program will be able to
- Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional social work practice towards the development of professional identity.
- Engage in critical thinking to access, intervene and evaluate client systems and practice settings.
- Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research with diverse and at risk client systems and practice settings.
- Advance human rights, and social and economic justice through mastery of social work knowledge and skills in a global context.
- Advance knowledge and practice of cultural competency through application of learning and engagement of diverse client systems.
- Analyze, develop, evaluate and advocate for policy to enhance social and economic justice.
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards promote academic excellence in social work education. The Standards specify the curricular content and educational context to prepare students for professional social work practice. CSWE accreditation ensures that the quality of the Social Work Program here at CCSU merits public confidence.