Social Work Department
Social work is one of the major human service professions focused on enhancing the social functioning of individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. Services are provided to all people with particular emphasis on disadvantaged populations. This program is designed to:
- Prepare baccalaureate level social workers for beginning level generalist practice including formal and informal lifelong learning
- Integrate Christian values with professional values to challenge worldviews, personal beliefs and societal constructs
- Globalize student perspectives to issues and experiences of diverse, vulnerable and marginalized populations and enable graduates to impact circles of influence in an effort to advance social justice
The social work curriculum includes five content areas: human behavior and the social environment, practice, policy, research and field instruction.
Taylor’s social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and offers a bachelor of arts (includes language requirement) or bachelor of science degree in social work. Graduates are prepared to apply for state credentialing (licensure, certification or registration) as a beginning-level social work practitioner in all states.