social work department
The Social Work program (BSW) of Huntington University focuses on the foundational values of the social work profession which are service, justice, integrity, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, and competence. Our nationally accredited social work program addresses the current needs of individuals, families, groups and communities, allowing students to be globally aware and locally active.
Become licensed in any U.S. State
Our professional degree program will provide entry into the social work field and the capacity to become licensed in any U.S. state (Click here to learn more!). Your degree will also be recognized worldwide. Through classroom instruction, community service, global connections and over 600 hours of field experience, you will be prepared for entry-level generalist social work practice or for the pursuit of a master’s degree in social work.
Assessment for Student Learning Outcomes
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As a student, you will have the opportunity to join our Student Council and our honor society, Phi Alpha. Click here to learn more!
100% of our graduates who have applied to Graduate School have been accepted and received advanced standing status. Want to know more? Click here!
100% of our graduates who pursue employment have found employment in social work fields of practice.
Goals of the Program
The program seeks to measure the effectiveness of the education for students through administration of the ten (10) core competencies as prescribed by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in accordance with the 2008 Educational Performance and Assessment Standards (EPAS). The competencies are the foundation of the annual assessment plan utilized to measure the effectiveness of the BSW program. The assessment plan is directed at specific learning outcomes that will provide information directed at students ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills that look at multiple performance areas, and show competent practice behaviors and service provision in these areas. After reviewing the assessment data within the department, the outcome data below was shared with the social sciences division, assessment committee for the campus and the community advisory board for the social work program.
The achieved outcomes for the 2011 – 2012 school year were:
1). Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly – 90.7%
2). Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice – 86.1%
3). Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments – 89.3%
4), Engage diversity and difference practice – 96.2%
5). Advance human rights and social and economic justice – 92.4%
6). Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research – 78.1%
7). Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment – 91.4%
8). Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver services – 83.7%
9). Respond to contexts that shape practice -89.9%
10). Engage, assess, intervene and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, etc. – 92.4%