College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Department of Social Work
The mission of the Department of Social Work is to educate a diverse student population to become generalist social workers prepared to work as competent entry-level practitioners and leaders in a global society. Using a competency-based curriculum, students acquire social work knowledge, values and skills to work effectively with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities, especially those within ethnic and urban environments.
We use a systems approach to address social problems and on a micro, mezzo, and macro level, and encourage policy and legislation that help communities and individuals thrive.
Our social work program gives senior students multiple opportunities to thrive, prepare for state licensure, and secure employment. And with a job outlook 13% faster than average, graduates are likely to find opportunities available for licensed BSW graduates.
The program also prepares students to pursue a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, and additional areas of specializations including but not limited to child welfare, addictions, as well as other issues of concern for vulnerable, oppressed, and impoverished persons and communities.
- Utilization of cutting-edge technology
- Inclusion of Service Learning and Community Engagement Facilitation of Student-centered Advancement
- Promotion of Leadership Development
Learn about Social Work Core Competencies.
The excellence of CSU's Social Work program is evidenced by accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
Faculty and Staff
Our faculty and staff represent diverse professional, academic, and ethnic backgrounds. We work tirelessly to ensure we carry out our tradition of professionalism, high industry standards, and student success.
The Department of Social Work is within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.