2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Work, BSW

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The Mission of California Baptist University’s Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program is to develop generalist social work practitioners, who are biblically informed, legal, and ethically rooted, data-informed decision makers who are committed to serving within local, global, and congregational communities.  Through the engagement and interprofessional collaboration of individuals and systems, CBU’s BSW graduates will advance the health and well-being of individuals, families, groups, and communities, with a firm commitment to biblical social justice.

The BSW program strives to develop graduates with the highest integrity and ethics that will distinguish them in the workplace and the world. The BSW program is committed to pursuing Christ-centered justice by equipping graduates to live their purpose and glorify God through community-based social action both locally and globally.

BSW Program Goals:

  • Prepare biblically informed social work generalist practitioners.
  • Prepare students to serve diverse and historically oppressed groups utilizing data-informed strategies and skills to engage in human rights and social justice advocacy.
  • Prepare students to engage in interprofessional collaboration to increase effectiveness in micro, mezzo, and macro outcomes, in local, global, and congregational settings.
  • Generate change-oriented research and scholarship to promote social and economic justice.
  • Provide educational opportunities to assist undergraduate students in gaining the competencies necessary for generalist social work practice.

Pre-Social Work Requirements (6 units)

A grade of B- or better is required for the Pre-Social Work courses.

Traditional Degree Requirements (62 units)

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