School of Social Work Mission and Goals

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The mission of the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University is to prepare social workers in a Christian context for worldwide service and leadership.

Goals of the School of Social Work are...

1. To produce alumni who are:
  • Influencing (through service and leadership) the social welfare of people, families, and communities globally.
  • Ethically integrating religious faith with social work practice.
  • Culturally responsive and competent.
  • Effective in creating healthy organizations.
2. To produce research by the school and its alumni that:
  • Provides resources and models for excellence in professional social work practice that contribute to social justice and the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.
  • Provides resources and models that are respectful, faithful, and effective for communities of faith and religiously-affiliated organizations.

Explore our helpful social work resources here.