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.