Social Work Objectives

The baccalaureate degree in Social Work prepares its graduates for generalist practice through mastery of eleven core competencies.



  1. Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly.
  2. Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice.
  3. Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.
  4. Engage diversity and difference in practice.
  5. Advance human rights and social and economic justice.
  6. Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.
  7. Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment.
  8. Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services.
  9. Respond to contexts that shape practice.
  10. Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  11. 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).