BSW Mission and Goals
BSW PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Baylor University School of Social Work Baccalaureate Program is to prepare generalist social workers in a Christian context for worldwide service and leadership.
Goals of the BSW Program
Students completing the BSW year programs will be able to:
- Apply generalist social work knowledge and skills in practice using a strengths-oriented, ecological systems perspective that demonstrates respect for human diversity and cultures.
- Use critical thinking skills in applying knowledge and ethical principles to social work practice and in evaluating scientific inquiry including practice-based research.
- Demonstrate a developing social work identity that includes self-awareness, professional use of self, use of supervision and consultation, and an appreciation of the profession's values and history.
- Use conceptual frameworks to understand development and behavior across the life course, the interactions among individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, and larger systems.
- Understand the forms and mechanisms of privilege and oppression, and apply strategies of advocacy and social change that advance social and economic justice globally.
- Demonstrate skills and knowledge for social work practice that are spiritually-informed and that recognize religious contexts.