Social Work

 

  • Mission Statement

    The following Program mission statement is consistent with the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) mandated by the Council on Social Work Education. It is also in line with that of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Weber State University.

    The WSU Social Work Program: prepares undergraduate students in beginning generalist social work practice with diverse people and systems in a wide variety of settings and contexts, with special focus on the unique needs of individuals, families, and communities in northern Utah and the broader intermountain region.  Emphasis is placed upon the development of skills, ethics, and knowledge required of bachelors-level practitioners.  Additionally, the Program emphasizes an underlying value of service to individuals, families, groups, communities, organizations, and institutions.  Graduates of the Social Work Program are charged with commitment to the development of human well-being and to the alleviation of poverty and oppression.

    Specifically, it is the mission of the WSU Social Work Program to:

    • Prepare students for generalist entry-level social work practice;
    • Prepare students for graduate social work education;
    • Prepare students to take the Social Service Worker Licensing Examination;
    • Provide a liberal interdisciplinary learning experience to help students in their understanding of and adjustment to living in a democratic society; and
    • Provide continuing educational opportunities for the baccalaureate and para-professional social work practitioners.

     

    The mission of the WSU Social Work Program is consistent with that of the University and with the purpose of social work education as defined in CSWE’s 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS).  The Program has been designed to provide students with a professional generalist foundation, built on a liberal arts education, that reflects social work’s purpose, knowledge, skills, values, and ethics.  Graduates of the Social Work Program are charged with a commitment toward the future development of human well-being and to the alleviation of poverty and oppression.