UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2017-2018

Mission Statement

Mission

The mission of the Department of Social Work is to prepare professional social workers to be anti-oppressive, socially just agents of change who promote well-being in urban settings. As an advanced generalist program with a focus on urban communities, the department will teach and create collaborative learning experiences with students.

Focus

Urban settings describe communities with densely populated areas and a vast array of subcultures. Utilizing a lens that espouses an intersectional, trauma-informed collaborative perspective, the department celebrates a strengths-based inclusive identity, emphasized by the shared experiences of community, culture and location.

Accreditation

The MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Clubs and Societies

Contact

Department of Social Work
Chair: Eli Bartle
Sierra Hall (SH) 208
(818) 677-7630