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Social Work

Academic Program
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Program Type:

Major

Academic Division:

Science & Mathematics

Social Work

Mission Statement
The social work program at Notre Dame College provides students with the theoretical, practical, and
professional knowledge in preparation for dynamic fields of employment within the field of social work.

Program Description
The social work program at Notre Dame College is designed to align with the curriculum principles
created by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), this degree program will equip students with
the knowledge and skills needed to become a licensed social worker. The coursework provides hands-on
training and evidence-based practices in the areas of policy, advocacy, diversity, multiculturalism, and
human behavior in the social environment.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing the Bachelors of Science in Social Work will be able to:

  • Engage in social work practice with diverse populations in a variety of settings
  • Build practical skills and knowledge needed to be an ethical and competent social worker
  • Learn values, knowledge, and skills necessary to meet human needs and improve the
    environment
  • Become aware of their responsibility for continued professional growth and are committed to the
    alleviation of poverty, oppression, and discrimination
  • Employ empirical evidence to inform, evaluate, and improve practice
  • Possess knowledge and skills for working effectively with diverse and vulnerable populations
  • Gain competencies to become a licensed social work with the ability to further their licensure
    through graduate school and become an independent licensed social worker.

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Credentials You Can Count On

Notre Dame College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a degree-granting institution. Our academic programs are accredited by some of the most respected organizations of higher education in the country.

The education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) or the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Founding institution of the American Council on Education.
Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

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