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Program Goals

  • To nurture in students a Christlike worldview which embraces the values and ethics of the profession, including personal integrity, global diversity, a just society, and spiritual enrichment
  • To cultivate in students a passion for alleviating discrimination, poverty, oppression, and all other forms of injustice for at-risk populations, especially those living in rural and small town settings
  • To prepare students for advanced social work practice in rural and small town settings through the presentation of a comprehensive curriculum which includes generalist and specialized content for working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
  • To provide students with a quality education and field experience in a creative learning environment that promotes the development and application of the Council on Social Work Education core competencies at both generalist and specialized levels (www.cswe.org)