of Social Work Objectives:
graduating from the BSW program are expected to demonstrate
The ability to integrate theory and professional practice;
The ability to internalize and practice the values and ethics
of the profession; work effectively with diverse populations especially
those living along the border and respect the diversity among
individuals including ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation
An understanding of societal forms of oppression and discrimination
and the ability to advocate for social and economic justice;
The ability to apply critical thinking to effect social change;
An understanding of the impact of the environment on populations
at risk through course work and participation in field experiences
through supervised internships within the community;
The ability to attain the required degree and preparation to qualify
for state licensure;
Professionalism and initiative for life-long learning.
An understanding of the biological, psychological, and social
and cultural contexts of changing client systems, including individuals,
families, groups, organizations, communities, and the broader
society, and their effects of those contexts on development and
Beginning level competencies in research and evaluation, including
the ability to evaluate their own practice interventions and those
of other relevant systems.
An understanding of the ways social policy is developed, becomes
operational through legislative and administrative bodies, and
affects client systems along both sides of the border, workers,
and agencies; and the roles the social work profession has played
and continues to play in promoting social change.
The attainment of knowledge and skills that demonstrate the ability
to practice effectively with client systems of various sizes and
types, including individuals, families, small groups, organizations,
and communities, in a manner that empowers client systems and
focuses on their strengths.