The SUNO School of Social Work administers two programs: (1) a four year baccalaureate program (BSW) which provides social work education in preparation for beginning generalist professional practice; and (2) a two-year graduate course of study (MSW), which provides social work education in preparation for advanced specialized professional practice.
The undergraduate social work program comprises two phases: Pre- Social Work phase and Professional Social Work phase. Pre-Social Work students are students who are admitted to the University and declare social work as their major. The Professional phase begins in the junior year and combines academic course work and a field practicum.
Gladys Barrett-Merrick, LMSW email@example.com
Edgar Blanchard, LMSW firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca A. Chaisson, Ph.D., LCSW email@example.com
Ira Arthell Neighbors, Ph.D., LCSW firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Odom, Ph.D., MSW email@example.com
Ben Robertson, Ph.D., LMSW firstname.lastname@example.org
Harry A. Russell, PhD, LMSW email@example.com
Torin Sanders, Ph.D., LCSW-BACS firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrice Sentino, DSW, LCSW-BACS email@example.com
Tina Smith, MSW firstname.lastname@example.org
Sybil Schroeder, Ph.D., LMSW email@example.com
Gail Peterson Wise, DSW, LCSW firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff Susan Edgerson, MSW email@example.com
Linda Brooks firstname.lastname@example.org
Darlene Tyler email@example.com
Camille A. Alexander, MSW firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching: To use learning approaches and prepare students to integrate the values of ethics, knowledge, and skill base of the social work profession with respect for all people aimed toward social change and promotion of social justice.
Teaching is also designed to anchor social work knowledge in our program’s themes of advocacy, empowerment and transformation.
Service: To provide leadership to the university, the community and the profession. To serve the local, national and international areas by preparing students to fill the dynamic social welfare resource needs for generalist and advanced practitioners. To foster the commitment of students and faculty to active involvement in improving the quality of life in the community in which they live.
Scholarship: To effectively assist the process of professional development among faculty and students. To contribute to the knowledge base of the strengths of diverse client populations.
Upon completion of the program students will be able to : 1. Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly 2. Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice 3. Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments 4. Engage diversity and difference in practice 5. Advance human rights and social and economic justice 6. Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research 7. Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment 8. Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services 9. Respond to contexts that shape practice 10. Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities