The mission of the Shepherd University Social Work Program is to prepare competent and effective beginning level, professional practitioners who possess the knowledge, values, skills, and ethics necessary to intervene effectively on behalf of clients. The course content is also appropriate to the preparation of students for admission to graduate schools of social work offering advanced professional education.
Social work is set apart from other “helping professions” by its focus on improving individual well-being in a social context, and enhancing the wellbeing of society. Fundamental to social work is attending to the environmental forces that create, contribute to, and address problems in living.
To seek a BSW degree is to pursue work in a field that promotes social justice and social change with, and on the behalf of others; particularly those populations which are oppressed, vulnerable and living in poverty.
Students at Shepherd University are united by a passion to help others. They seek an undergraduate social work degree from Shepherd to gain the knowledge to make great change happen. We invite you to join them.