School of social work

Bachelor of Social Work


This degree program exposes students to the basic functions of a social worker, the ethics and legalities of social work, and the historical overview of social work. Further, this degree helps students begin their journey of assisting people in need of resources and help during crisis or day-to-day life. Students pursuing this degree will become trained in the basic skills of assessment and treatment planning. 

This degree will expose students to the various ways social workers can assist within the church and various ministries locally and globally. Students will gain experience through working in the community with a supervisor both on an approved site as well as an institutional supervisor. Professionalism will be enhanced throughout this program as the student gains his or her identity as a professional social worker. 

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Upon completion of this degree, the student will be able to:

  • Develop a basic knowledge of the history, purposes, and basic tenets of social work and its impact on society.

  • Understand how to identify the immediate needs of people and how to prioritize those needs to include work during a crisis or disaster.

  • Work in a variety of settings, either locally or globally, to deliver basic social work services such as helping to connect disaster survivors with resources.

  • Engage in assisting various churches or ministries in facilitating services that meet the needs of communities.

  • Develop an understanding of how social work can be a part of the church’s function to help and assist in addressing the needs of the community.