The Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work provides social work education through its Baccalaureate Social Work (BSW) Program, Master of Social Work (MSW) Program, Doctoral (Ph.D.) Program, and continuing education programs.
The School’s mission is to provide social work education programs which prepare students with competence to develop and deliver services that strengthen and/or empower individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. The School and its program emphasize the values of social justice, social responsibility and respect for human rights, dignity and diversity. The School is especially committed to address the strengths and challenges for an ethnically and culturally diverse client population in an evolving global community.
The focus at the BSW level is on the preparation of all students for a generalist approach to the first level of professional practice. Beginning level practitioners with a generalist perspective and knowledge of social systems recognize that the target for change may not only be the individual, but may be one or more of the social systems that comprise the individual’s environment. – Dr. Rowena Wilson biography