Education for competence in social work practice is the guiding principle of the Department of Social Work. The BSW program in Social Work provides a respectful, supportive approach to learning while maintaining high academic standards. The program is committed to providing opportunities to students who may otherwise experience barriers to higher education. The BSW program is strongly linked to the core values of the profession. The program maintains its mission by integrating content throughout the curriculum relevant to the pursuit of social and economic justice, as well as its dedication to the value, worth, and dignity of all persons. The BSW program is designed to prepare undergraduate social work students for a generalist practice that will meet the multi-level needs of clients.