Social Work

Offered as a major
Division Level
Undergraduate

The primary mission of the Social Work Department is to prepare social work students to become practitioners who have the knowledge, values and skill set to help individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities improve their quality of life. This is accomplished by providing a high-quality educational experience focused on the responsibilities of citizenship, such as freedom of inquiry and open debate, respect for self-determination and the need for accountability, and the affirmation and promotion of human diversity, social justice and human rights.

Upon graduation with either a Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) or Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BASW), students will be prepared for entry-level social work practice in a variety of rural and urban settings, and for the pursuit of graduate study.

The Bachelor degree program in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (a nonprofit national association representing more than 2,500 individual members, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education).

To view the Curriculum Plan, please click this link:

https://my.unionky.edu/ICS/icsfs/Social_Work_Major_2014-2015.pdf?target=df2f109f-2304-496c-9cc5-debd35a08c57