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BSW in Social Work

Learning Outcomes and Assessment

The mission of the social work program is to prepare students to be competent, effective, and professional generalist social work practitioners with special attention to rural and developing
communities and guided by a person in the environmental construct in a global perspective.

Outcome 1: 2.1.4 - Engage diversity and difference in practice.
Graduates will be able to recognize social, cultural, and ethnic differences and communicate how these differences shape life experiences.

Outcome 2: 2.1.5 - Advance human rights and social and economic justice.
Graduates will be able to engage in policy practice that promotes social and economic justice and the delivery of effective social work services.

Outcome 3: 2.1.7 - Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment.
Graduates will be able to use theoretical frameworks supported by empirical evidence to understand individual development and behavior across the life span and the interactions among individuals and between individuals and families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Outcome 4: 2.1.2 - Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice.
Graduates will be able to examine their own personal beliefs, values, attitudes, and behaviors toward others in order to allow professional values to guide practice. Graduates will be able to apply professional and ethical standard to their practice.

Outcome 5: 2.1.9 - Response to contexts that shape practice.
Graduates will be able to demonstrate informed, resourceful and proactive service delivery to organizational, community, and societal contexts at all levels of practice.

Outcome 6: 2.1.6 - Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.
Graduates will be able to use logic, scientific inquiry, and reasoned discernment. Graduates will be able to use social research methods to inform research, employ evidence-based interventions, evaluate their own practice and use research findings to improve practice, policy, and social service delivery.

Outcome 7: 2.1.10 - Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
Graduates will be able to identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly. Graduates will engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate in work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.