Siena Heights University’s Baccalaureate Social Work Program (BSW) has earned nationally recognized accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The faculty members of the Social Work Program are dedicated to educating social work majors to become competent, ethical and purposeful generalist social work practitioners who are committed to the well-being of people who are vulnerable and oppressed.
- Prepare baccalaureate students to become competent, ethical and purposeful generalist social work practitioners who work with individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations
- Provide a social work education program that incorporates content about, and commitment to, social work ethics and values, social justice and enhancing the well-being of vulnerable and oppressed people
- Prepare graduates to assume responsibility for continuing their professional development
The Social Work program curriculum combines liberal arts and sociology courses that include community-based learning experiences with professional social work courses that focus on:
- Human behavior in the social environment
- Social science research
- Social welfare policy
- Social work ethics and values
- Diversity and culture competence
- Social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities
- Field practice
Graduates of the program have proven themselves to be well-prepared for immediate employment in public and private social service positions and contribute to the well-being of individuals, families, groups and communities and/or to successfully complete work at the master's degree level.
- Social justice
- Dignity and worth of the person
- Importance of human relationships