UGA.edu UGA.edu UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
Athens | Gwinnett

Academics

BSW
MSW
PhD
MA in Nonprofit
    Management and
    Leadership

Double Dawgs
Dual Degrees
Certificate Programs
Continuing Education


Institute for Nonprofit
   Organizations

Field Education
Financial Aid
Global Engagement

BSW Program - menu

Mission & Goals
Curriculum & Courses
FAQs
Advising
BSW Handouts & Resources
BSW Field Education
Learning Outcomes Assessment
Got Empathy?
Next Steps
Contact Information

BSW Mission & Goals

Mission

The Baccalaureate of Social Work (BSW) Program prepares students for beginning generalist social work practice in a variety of settings, including nonprofit, private, and state-sponsored settings. Consistent with this mission, the BSW program prepares competent social workers who are dedicated to advancing social work knowledge and practice and to providing services to at-risk populations. This includes, but is not limited to, alleviating social injustice, poverty, oppression and discrimination.

Goals

It is our goal to prepare students to:

  1. Provide culturally competent, generalist social work practice with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations;
  2. Practice according to the principles, values, and ethics that guide the social work profession;
  3. Acknowledge and positively impact the biological, psychological, social, spiritual, and cultural factors that impact how people function;
  4. Analyze social policies with the goals of alleviating poverty, oppression and social injustice, as well as advocate for human rights;
  5. Utilize a planned change model that is based upon an understanding of the ecosystems perspective, is driven by a commitment to social justice, and is grounded in culturally sensitive empirical research and theory; and
  6. Address the human service needs in the state of Georgia and the surrounding region.