School of Social Work
The Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work Baccalaureate Social Work (BSW) Program affirms the Institution and the School’s mission as approved by the Board of Trustees and stated in the Undergraduate Catalogue as follows:
The mission of the Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work Baccalaureate Social Work (BSW) Program is to develop social work generalist practitioners who are ethical and competent critical thinkers dedicated to helping vulnerable, oppressed, or marginalized individuals, families, groups, and communities through research-informed practice; and committed to addressing social, economic, and environmental injustices locally, nationally and globally.
The School and the program utilizes an Afrocentric, autonomous social work practice model to prepare culturally competent practitioners capable of intervening and working with systems of all sizes and resolving problems that particularly affect African American children, families, and males within the context of family and community. The curriculum is built on a liberal arts base and is guided by humanistic values. Faculty ensures that graduates are prepared to recognize and impact social and economic injustice issues at the local, regional, national, and international levels.