Social Work

Student Learning Outcomes

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), our national accrediting organization, has developed Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) that the Department of Social Work must adhere to in order to maintain accreditation.  Among the Standards are nine core competencies, listed below, which are incorporated into all social work courses.

Upon successful completion of the Social Work program, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior.
  2. Engage diversity and difference in practice.
  3. Advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice.
  4. Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice.
  5. Engage in policy practice.
  6. Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  7. Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  8. Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  9. Evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.