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Social Work Department

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Yosey Cardenas

Social Work at UAFS

The purpose of the profession of social work is the enhancement of human well-being and the alleviation of poverty and oppression. The profession is dedicated to assisting individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities to reach their full potential. Social work is particularly concerned with achieving social and economic justice for vulnerable populations while respecting and valuing human diversity.

To achieve its basic purposes, the faculty, students, staff, and agency field instructors are involved in a variety of teaching, research, and outreach activities that involve them in the lives of the university and communities around the state and at the national level. We welcome you to join us in our efforts to achieve excellence in the preparation of professional social workers.

The UAFS social work program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

There is a separate application process for this program, and requirements for admission may change over time. Students must meet admission requirements current at the time of their final application for admission to the social work program.

Bachelor of Social Work

The Bachelor of Social Work prepares a professional and ethical generalist social worker to be a critical thinker grounded in the liberal arts who advocates for social, economic, and environmental justice using evidence-based strategies to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Click here to learn more.

Minor in Social Work

This 18-hour program introduces students to social work knowledge, values, and skills to generate positive individual and social change. This minor also complements other majors by exploring the human condition. Click here to view the degree plan.