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Welcome to Social Work

The Southern Adventist University social work program has been in existence since the 1980s. The School of Social Work also encompasses a family studies major and several minors.


The goals of the social work program are directly related to the mission statement of Southern Adventist University as both entities declare and practice commitment to Christ, intellectual and personal development, professional development and commitment, and service to the church and the community.

The social work program offers students an opportunity to gain basic social work knowledge, values, and practice skills in a liberal arts educational setting. The goal is to prepare students for entry-level generalist baccalaureate practice, for graduate education, and for service to the church and to the broader community. The social work curriculum is built on a liberal arts foundation intended to broaden and enrich the student.
The mission of Southern Adventist University’s social work program is to prepare students within a Christian learning environment for service and excellence in generalist, evidence-based social work practice.

 

Week of April 20, 2014

Bachelors in Social Work

Based on a broad liberal arts foundation, Southern’s Bachelor of Social Work program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Graduates of the undergraduate program can find entry-level employment in social work or may pursue further studies. Through the field placement program, students will confront many of the issues discussed in the classroom. Southern’s Christian environment enhances students’ understanding of service to individuals and communities.

 

 

Masters in Social Work

Southern’s Master of Social Work program prepares students for careers in service and advocacy. Students with a bachelor’s in social work from an accredited social work program can finish in as little as 12 months. Others with an undergraduate degree in a different area can finish in as little as two years if enrolled full time.

A Masters of Social Work degree with the following emphases:(Specializations offered each year are determined based on student interest.)

  • Child and Family Advocacy and Treatment
  • Entrepreneurship in Social Services
  • International Social Work
  • Marital Therapy and Stability
  • Older Adult Enrichment
  • Spiritual Care in Nontraditional Settings
  • Trauma and Emergency Management

 

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The Commission on Accreditation (COA) of the Council on Social Work Education, at its February, 2013 meeting, voted to grant full accreditation to Southern Adventist University’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program. Accreditation is granted from 2010-2017 per CSWE.

 

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