The social work major is a 57-hour professional degree that competently prepares students for entry level practice in professional social work or to enter graduate social work education. It is strongly focused on social work values, skills, and knowledge with emphasis on social justice and diversity. It does not require a minor to satisfy university graduation policy. The social work program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and, upon graduation from the program, affords the student advanced standing in numerous social work graduate programs throughout the U.S.
The faculty are student-focused with considerable experience in both practice and social work education. Students choosing the major can expect to receive considerable personal mentoring and guidance by faculty.