The baccalaureate degree in Social Work prepares its graduates for generalist practice through mastery of eleven core competencies.
- Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly.
- Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice.
- Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.
- Engage diversity and difference in practice.
- Advance human rights and social and economic justice.
- Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.
- Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment.
- Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver
effective social work services.
- Respond to contexts that shape practice.
- Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations,
- Begin to integrate the knowledge, values, and activities of the profession of social
work with a Christian orientation to service (i.e., for those students identifying with
the Christian faith).