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

BSW Forms