Degree offered: Bachelor of Arts
Social Work is a profession that helps people cope with environmental demands, strengthen their social relationships and enrich their ways of living. Building on and integrated with a liberal arts base, the curriculum of the Social Work major is presented from a generalist, ecological perspective which prepares students for entry level professional practice working with individuals, families, groups, agencies and communities. This curriculum encompasses both art and science in the creative integration of professional values, foundation knowledge and skills for application in unique situations. The course of study emphasizes assisting students to achieve an understanding of the knowledge and attitudes needed in order that the social worker can interact effectively across social and cultural diversity. The major includes content in the following five areas: human behavior and the social environment; social welfare policies and services; practice methods; research; and field work.
The Ohio Dominican University baccalaureate degree in social work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation.