School of Social Welfare

Graduates with a bachelor's degree in Social Welfare are prepared for entry-level social work professional positions working with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations in a wide range of health and human service facilities. Sites include nursing homes, hospitals, mental health services, substance abuse programs, community action agencies, child welfare programs, services for older people, homeless shelters, mental retardation services, youth services, legal service agencies, foster care programs, public health, and family services. Social workers seek to affirm human dignity, strengthen and empower people, and to affirm their strengths as a means to create positive change in their lives. This commitment is carried out by providing services to people and helping communities to organize services that contribute to the welfare of all people.