Social Work Program
Goals and Philosophy
The mission of the SWOSU Social Work Program is to produce generalist social work practitioners with skills, knowledge and values who are able to work with clients from communities characterized by under-developed social service agency systems, access to services problems and sparse resources.
- To produce ethical social workers for generalist practice in geographic areas where they are expected to be knowledgeable and skilled to manage a range of problems and opportunities.
- To prepare social workers to provide leadership in the development of service provisions in areas where resources are non-traditional and where scarcity and distance are factors.
- To produce social workers who are sensitive to and appreciative of cultural social environments in which services are provided and who can advocate for diverse populations within their contextual environments.
- To prepare social workers for advanced graduate studies and/or continued professional development and growth.