The goal of the social work program is to prepare students for beginning social work practice. Students are prepared for generalist practice to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. To accomplish the goal, students complete liberal arts course offerings and major course requirements in social work. Students gain knowledge in sequence areas including social welfare policy, human behavior and the social environment, research, practice, and field experience
Any Bethany College student can declare a major in Social Work. In order to enter into the field instruction component of the Social Work curriculum; however, you must apply for admission to the Program. The admission process is simple and is explained in the first social work course, SOWO 120: Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work and the Social Work Student Handbook. Your faculty advisor will work closely with you to guide you through this process. Admission packets are also available in the department offices located in Morlan Hall.