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SOCIAL WORK DEPARTMENT

MARTIN E. GRAY BUILDING
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The mission of the VUU Department of Social Work is to produce generalist practitioners who have personal background of social injustice an discrimination and who are competent in working with at-risk populations. Graduates will have client advocacy skills, a strong sense of self, adaptability and a sense of responsibility for their profession. Throughout the curriculum, the Department prepares students for graduate study in social work.

Students who receive a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from VUU are expected to:

 1. Demonstrate competence in beginning practice with individuals, families, groups and communities;
 2.  Utilize current social work knowledge in making responsible decision based on self-awareness and knowledge of the values and ethics of the profession;
 3.  Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of social policy formulation in advocating for desired social change;
 4.  Understand and be able to work with clients from different racial, cultural, ethnic, sexual and religious backgrounds, and be able to combat the effects of social inequalities;
 5.  Be able to evaluate one’s own practice;
 6.  Be prepared to pursue graduate education.

INTERESTED IN THE SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM?

Below you will find more information regarding the
Social Work Department at Virginia Union University.     

Social Work Program of Study
Social Work Minor
Student Handbook 2013-14.docx

Program Policies       
- CSWE ASSESSMENT OF 2013-2014 STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (June 2014).docx
CSWE ASSESSMENT OF 2014-2015 STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (June 2015).docx


APPLICATION TO THE SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM
Sophomore and Junior students currently identified as Social Work Majors should consider applying to enter the VUU Social Work Program.  Students must enter the Social Work Program in order to 1) complete upper division courses, 2) enter Field Placement, and 3) receive the Bachelor of Social Work Degree.  Documents for the 2015-2016 application packet are available below.  

Application materials for the 2015-2016 academic year are below:

Social Work Program Application Cover Letter (2015-2016).docx

Criteria for Admission into the VUU Social Work Program (2015-2016).docx

Social Work Application Form (2015-2016).docx