Social Work

BSW Program Goals

The goals of the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program are closely connected to the mission of the UNCP Department of Social Work. The UNCP Department of Social Work seeks to prepare BSW students for professional social work practice within a generalist model and to become leaders in enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of this region. The goals of the BSW Program are further derived from the mission and core values of the University, which include social inclusion, appreciation of its American Indian history, teaching and learning excellence, intellectual curiosity and creativity, commitment to local region, responsible leadership and stewardship to the world. Specifically, the goals of the UNCP Social Work Program are to:

  • prepare students for professional entry-level social work practice within a generalist model and to become leaders in enhancing the quality of life;
  • teaches students the skills necessary to empower populations-at-risk and advance economic, political and social justice, with particular emphasis on rural communities;
  • help meet the immediate and growing need in public, private and social service agencies in North Carolina for generalist social work professionals;
  • offer a generalist program that emphasizes worth with rural and Native American indigenous populations;
  • prepare students who will demonstrate the ability to appreciate human diversity and issues of social and economic justice;
  • To prepare students to understand the role of the social worker in our region and a changing society;
  • To instill in students a commitment for continued personal and  professional growth

 Updated: Wednesday, April 6, 2016