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The purpose of the undergraduate curriculum is to prepare students for beginning-level generalist social work practice with systems of all sizes or to pursue advanced professional studies at the graduate level.

There are 11 main goals at the center of the undergraduate curriculum:

  1. To enhance students' critical thinking skills
  2. To encourage students to be scientifically minded
  3. To develop students' knowledge of theory as it applies to social work practice
  4. To increase political awareness and engagement
  5. To provide a strong ethical grounding
  6. To develop cultural competence and sensitivity
  7. To learn to work effectively within an organization
  8. To understand the history, programs, and policies of the welfare system
  9. To be able to analyze and advocate for change
  10. To demonstrate a professional use of self
  11. To foster a commitment to a bio-psycho-social-spiritual perspective


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