Goals of the BSW Program
Students completing the BSW Program 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.
Resources for BSW Students
Garland School Pass/Fail FAQ's, Spring 2020
BSW Student Handbook
LBSW Licensure Information