Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
The mission of the Department of Social Work at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is to prepare students to become leaders in enhancing the quality of life and seeking solutions to rural problems. It is particularly concerned with the consequences of injustice, and thus focuses on the empowerment of populations-at-risk and the advancement of economic, political, and social justice in all communities.
Master of Social Work (MSW)
The mission of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke is to prepare students for competent professional social work practice based upon an advanced generalist model. Social workers are prepared for practice in varied settings with diverse client populations. They are equipped to utilize resources available in rural areas and to work with members of indigenous communities. Students will develop an awareness of both historical and contemporary social issues embedded in the context of a larger, more global reality.
Minor, Licensure, & Certifications
The Department of Social Work offers a minor in social welfare as well as a variety of licensures and certifications. These provide students with specialized experiences that create more focused skill sets.
The UNCP Department of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation. See BSW and MSW Program Outcome Assessment Reports here.
Accreditation of a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Board of Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Board of Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.
Accreditation applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.